Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has made it her mission to get a reaction out of her colleague New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but the question is: will her repeated confrontations cause further hostility in the climate on Capitol Hill? In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how Greene’s incessant attacks have brought into question her own mental stability and have even spurred requests for heightened security.
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Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office during 2019 Capitol Hill visit
“This is a woman that’s deeply unwell. And clearly needs help. And her kind of fixation has lasted for several years now. At this point I think the depth has raised concerns for other members as well,” AOC on MTG
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 14, 2021
This may be Donald Trump’s most damaging legacy
Another verbal altercation just happened in the House:
MTG’s spokesman Nick Dyer told @RepSwalwell: “Biden says you can take off your mask”
Swalwell confronted Dyer, got in his face and according to Dyer, said: “You don’t tell me what to fucking do!”
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) May 14, 2021
I’ve heard it from members on both sides of the aisle. https://t.co/yHYQzjkL9m
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 14, 2021
This is my Covid protection 💪#MakeAmericaHealthyAgain
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 1, 2021
Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called "Equality" Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 24, 2021
The growing GOP rebellion against Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Greene aggressively confronts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, causing New York congresswoman to raise security concerns
Pelosi denounces MTG’s ‘verbal assault’ on AOC and threatens consequences
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