Meghan McCain criticized Consultant Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for “behaving like an animal” after video footage surfaced exhibiting Greene harassing Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and later taunting Ocasio-Cortez’s workers members by way of the mailbox, mocking them for maintaining the door locked.
“You’re behaving like an animal,” McCain, a co-host on “The View,” mentioned of Greene, including that her conduct offers ammunition for Democrats who regard Republicans as “psychotic barbarians.” (McCain provided no proof to again up the declare.)
“Except for the truth that that is simply abusive and abhorrent conduct from anybody, not to mention a sitting member of Congress,” she added, retweeting the video of the incident.
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I’m an American citizen. I pay your wage by way of the taxes that you simply acquire for me by way of the IRS as a result of I’m a taxpaying citizen of america,” Greene says within the video.
“So it’s good to cease being a child and cease locking your door and are available out and face the Americans that you simply serve,” she continues. “If you wish to be a giant woman, it’s good to do away with your diaper and are available out and have the ability to speak to the Americans, as an alternative of us having to make use of a flap, somewhat flap. Unhappy.”
You’re behaving like an animal – harassing @AOC like this solely provides democrats what they need which is to color all of us like we’re psychotic barbarians! Except for the truth that that is simply abusive and abhorrent conduct from anybody, not to mention a sitting member of Congress. https://t.co/HKMeenyhu3
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) Could 14, 2021
Greene has responded to criticism by doubling down on her conduct (the incident happened in 2019, earlier than she was elected to Congress).
“Strolling round and speaking to members of Congress who serve the taxpayers that, now we’ve acquired taxpayers aren’t even allowed to come back speak to us, that’s the context,” she mentioned. “We must always have the ability to ask questions in regards to the Inexperienced New Deal that’s socialism.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded by saying that the video reveals that Greene “is a lady that’s deeply unwell and clearly wants some assist,” including: “And her form of fixation has lasted for a number of years now. You understand, it’s at this level I feel the depth of that unwellness has raised considerations for different members, as effectively,” Ocasio-Cortez advised reporters on Capitol Hill. “And so, , I feel that that is an evaluation that must be made by the correct skilled.”