On Friday, dozens of Democrats were assembled on the Capitol steps preparing to hold a news conference on their efforts to help women when GOP Rep. and QAnon fanatic Marjorie Taylor Greene began shouting at them for having just passed legislation to protect abortion rights, a response to a recent Texas law banning abortions.
But Greene’s heckling didn’t sit well with House Democrats who were quick to fire back. Rep. Pete Aguilar (Calif.), the Democratic Caucus vice chair who was standing near Greene, told her she was being “performative.”
“No, you’re performative,” Greene replied.
Moments later, another member of leadership, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), was walking down the Capitol steps and encountered the scene. She immediately engaged Greene, lecturing her about her “lack of civility.”
“You know what,” Greene responded to Dingell. “Killing a baby up until birth is a lack of civility; it’s called murder.”
“You should try the basic thing you’re taught in church: Respect your neighbor!” Dingell said.
“Try being a Christian and supporting life …” Greene retorted.
“You try being a Christian!” Dingell interjected, repeatedly jabbing the air with her finger. “And try treating your colleagues decently!”
Watch videos of the incident below.
This is what led up to the MTG-Dingell altercation pic.twitter.com/w2OqzVEIuq
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) September 24, 2021