Laughter echoed throughout the House chamber this Wednesday when Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called for decorum before banging the gavel as she was presiding over the chamber.
The moment came as House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) was giving remarks about the debt ceiling.
“We are in fact the only body in this town who has actually taken steps to address the debt ceiling and the spending problem in Washington. I would encourage the Senate to take up the bill, I would encourage the president to get engaged and address this problem, but we already have, the votes are on the board…” Scalise said before members interrupted with yelling, prompting for Greene to call for “order.”
“I ask that the House be in order and there be some decorum on the other side,” Scalise said.
“The members are reminded to abide by decorum in the House,” Greene then said, prompting a wave of laughter.
The laughter was likely due to the fact that Greene hasn’t been a very faithful abider of House decorum herself, given that she’s heckled President Joe Biden during more than one State of the Union.
Greene was presiding over the House in substitute of Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Watch the video below:
House Democrats erupt in raucous laughter after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was presiding over the chamber, tells them to “abide by the decorum of the House.” pic.twitter.com/vHDG0ScW2F
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