Speaking to reporters this Friday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addressed a newly-surfaced video from 2019 showing Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing her staff, saying that the Georgia GOP Rep. has a “fixation” on progressive members of Congress that her behavior has “raised concerns” among lawmakers.
“This is a woman that’s deeply unwell and clearly needs help,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And her kind of fixation has lasted for several years now” and has “raised concerns for other members.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is a major asshole. Good god, what a clown. pic.twitter.com/tjCR65jv47
— George Hahn (@georgehahn) May 14, 2021
“I think that this is an assessment that needs to be made by the proper professional,” she added.
CNN unearthed the 2019 video showing Greene, then a private citizen, accompanied by a man who would later take part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, shouting through the letterbox on the door of Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional office. The video originally appeared on Greene’s Facebook page but has since been deleted.
“You need to stop being a baby and stop locking your door and come out and face the American citizens that you serve,” Greene says in the video. “If you want to be a big girl, you need to get rid of your diaper and come out and be able to talk to the American citizens. Instead of having to use a flap, a little flap. Sad.”
The video also shows Greene and others vandalizing Ocasio-Cortez’s guestbook with pro-Trump messages and insults.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Marjorie Taylor Greene:
“This is a woman that’s deeply unwell and clearly needs some help. … At this point, I think, the depth of that un-wellness has raised concerns for other members. … I’m concerned about her perceptions of reality." pic.twitter.com/hNDYuWj6Di
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) May 14, 2021