Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) mentioned Thursday she feels “threatened” by Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) following an encounter that they had the day earlier than on the steps of the Capitol.
Greene mentioned at a press convention that Bowman has a “historical past of aggression” towards her and others that she is “very involved” about. She mentioned Bowman approached her exterior the Capitol, resulting in their well-publicized argument.
“Yelling, shouting, elevating his voice. He has aggressive — his bodily mannerisms are aggressive,” she mentioned.
“I believe there’s a whole lot of concern about Jamaal Bowman, and I’m involved about it. I really feel threatened by him,” Greene added.
The trade occurred after Bowman and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) interrupted Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) responding to questions from reporters. Earlier within the day, the Home referred a decision to expel Santos to the Ethics Committee following the federal indictment filed in opposition to him, with the transfer in impact delaying a call on whether or not he must be faraway from Congress.
After Bowman and Ocasio-Cortez yelled that Santos mustn’t nonetheless be in workplace, Bowman and Greene had a heated trade by which he mentioned the GOP is “hanging on by a thread.” He instructed her she wants to save lots of the get together with “no extra QAnon, no extra MAGA, no extra debt ceiling nonsense.”
Greene responded by chanting “impeach Biden.” Bowman instructed her the get together must “do one thing about weapons,” and Greene mentioned, “Proper, so shut the border.”
Greene mentioned on Thursday that Bowman led a “mob” when she went to New York to protest the indictment of former President Trump on felony costs of falsifying enterprise data.
She mentioned Bowman shouted “on the high of his lungs,” cursed at her and referred to as her a white supremacist, to which she mentioned she takes “nice offense.”
“That’s like calling an individual of colour the N-word, which ought to by no means occur,” she mentioned. “Calling me a white supremacist is the same as that, and that’s flawed.”
Greene mentioned she was “swarmed” and feared for her life.
Bowman slammed Greene’s newest remarks, calling them “reckless” and “harmful.”
He mentioned she is “not even utilizing a canine whistle” however a “bullhorn to place a goal on my again.” He mentioned one of these language is the explanation for the killing of Black Individuals, comparable to Emmett Until in 1955 and Michael Brown in 2014.
“All through historical past, Black males have regularly been characterised as aggressive as a result of, one, of our pores and skin colour, however two, as a result of we occur to be outspoken and obsessed with sure points,” he mentioned.
Bowman mentioned he by no means invaded Greene’s private house throughout their interplay and was laughing in the course of the trade.
“Anybody who has interacted with me, anybody who is aware of me, any reporters right here know I’m center faculty principal power. I’m trainer power. I’m all the time loving and interesting and pleasant, besides when children are being killed in our streets. Everybody must be outraged about that,” he mentioned.
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