MTG And AOC Engage In Twitter Warfare

Two of the House’s most high-profile members have been recently engaged in a heated exchange of words, which is likely to set the stage for some interesting future committee meetings where they both serve.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has often been the target of media criticism for her controversial comments. On the other hand, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is widely praised and often referred to as a genius by the media for her equally, if not more, outrageous remarks.

Last week, newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House GOP leaders made good on a pre-election promise to remove Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Relations Committee. The decision was made after years of anti-Semitic comments by Omar as a sitting committee member.

During a debate on the House floor, Ocasio-Cortez made grandiose accusations of racism against Republicans for removing Omar while allowing Greene to keep her committee assignments despite her controversial comments. Ocasio-Cortez referred to the removal of Omar as an attack against “women of color” and blasted Greene for her remarks, including her reference to “Jewish space lasers.”

Greene was stripped of all her committee assignments by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for comments she made before entering Congress that upset Democrats. However, after McCarthy’s election last month as Speaker, Greene was reinstated and will now serve on the House Homeland Security and Oversight Committees.

Greene, frequently the target of threats and attacks, responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s accusations on the floor of the House through a series of tweets.

She pointed out that the GOP removed Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff, so the removals were not attacks on “women of color.” Greene also criticized Ocasio-Cortez for her lack of real-world experience, despite her college degrees, and accused her and her New York colleagues of wasting COVID “relief” funds on drag-queen events. Additionally, Greene called out Ocasio-Cortez for repeatedly shirking requests to participate in a debate.

This Twitter feud between the two media firebrands is likely the beginning of many more as they continue to face off in the coming two years. The exchange of words between these two representatives will undoubtedly make for some interesting future committee meetings.