Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a swipe at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Thursday, comparing her to a drunken bar patron.
“I used to work as a bartender. These are the kinds of people that I threw out of bars all the time,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters on Capitol Hill after the Georgia Republican aggressively confronted her outside the House chamber the day before, CNN’s Manu Raju reported.
“For me, this isn’t even about how I feel. It’s that I refuse to allow young women, people of color, people who are standing up for what they believe, to see this kind of intimidation attempts by a person who supports white supremacists in our nation’s Capitol,” she continued.
Greene is facing blowback from Democrats off the heels of a Washington Post report that she harassed Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday and shouted at her as the two left the floor.
Greene repeatedly yelled, “Hey, Alexandria,” according to two Washington Post reporters who witnessed the incident. Ocasio-Cortez reportedly did not stop to address Greene, who went on to press the young progressive on her support for Black Lives Matter, which Greene claimed to be a “terrorist” group.
“You don’t care about the American people,” Greene reportedly shouted. “Why do you support terrorists and antifa?”
Ocasio-Cortez ignored Greene and walked away, which made the QAnon fanatic even more irritated, calling the Democrat a “radical socialist” and a “chicken” who “doesn’t want to debate the Green New Deal.”
Friendly reminder to keep generously tipping your bartenders, servers, delivery, venue, and hospitality workers. ☺️🌹 https://t.co/gjxRaNEtfe
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 13, 2021