Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) described Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) as a “deeply unwell” person who “clearly needs some help” as video of Greene harassing her office in 2019 resurfaced.
CNN on Friday reported on a since-deleted Facebook Live video showing Greene outside of Ocasio-Cortez’s locked office door taunting her staff through a mailbox slot during a Capitol Hill visit in Feb. 2019, before she was elected to Congress. Greene in the video calls Ocasio-Cortez “crazy eyes” and tells her to “get rid of your diaper” while demanding she come outside. She also says that “we have security following us” during the stream and was apparently escorted out by security by the end of the day, CNN reports.
The video was resurfaced after The Washington Post reported that Greene “aggressively confronted” Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday as she exited the House chamber, shouting at her in an incident House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) described as a “verbal assault” that should “probably” be investigated by the House Ethics Committee.
“This is a woman that’s deeply unwell and clearly needs some help,” Ocasio-Cortez said Friday. “Her fixation has lasted for several years now. At this point, I think the depth of that unwellness has raised concerns for other members as well, and so I think that this is an assessment that needs to be made by the proper professionals.”
In reference to the public debate between the two Greene has been demanding, Ocasio-Cortez said, “It’s not a thing, and so I’m concerned about her perceptions of reality.”
New: A since-deleted video from 2019 shows MTG harassing @AOC‘s office through a locked door. Calling her “crazy eyes” and telling her through the office’s mailbox slot to “get rid of your diaper” while telling the office to open the door and come out. https://t.co/QgcJucs4o8 pic.twitter.com/ccTufF90Z9
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) May 14, 2021