Marjorie Taylor Greene hurled insults at the locked door of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional office, taunting staff and the New York congresswoman through a mailbox slot, in an episode captured in a since-deleted 2019 video.
‘Get rid of your diaper,’ said Greene, who was then a conservative activist before being elected to the House a year later, as she apparently tried to goad Ocasio-Cortez into a confrontation.
On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez responded to what she called Greene’s ‘fixation.’
‘This is a woman that’s deeply unwell,’ she told reporters. ‘And clearly needs some help.’
Greene demanded to speak to AOC, urging her to ‘stop being a baby’ and ‘come out and face the American citizens that you serve’ in a Facebook Live video from February 2019
The Facebook Live footage resurfaced on Friday after Greene challenged the New York representative on Wednesday, accusing her of supporting ‘terrorists.’
That was the latest in a string of confrontations dating back to Greene’s Capitol Hill visit in February 2019.
The video, saved by CNN’s KFile team, shows Greene and a number of associates making their way along a corridor to the congresswoman’s office.
They include Anthony Aguero who later admitted to being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Greene speaks through the mail slot of AOC’s locked office door while her associates film her attempts to confront the congresswoman or her staff
‘We’re going to go see, we’re going to visit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,’ says Greene in the footage.
‘Crazy eyes. Crazy eyes. Nutty. Cortez.’
They stop at the office door, where the wall is plastered with sticky notes, which they say makes it look like a college dorm.
‘It is daycare,’ says one of the party.
They take turns leaving insulting messages in a visitors book, writing ‘Trump is your president,’ and scrawling ‘socialism sucks’ across one page.
Aguera (far left in the red cap) could be heard chanting ‘heave ho’ as rioters attempted to break into the Capitol’s west side
Anthony Aguero (right) styles himself as a conservative livestreamer and is an ally of Greene. He was captured in footage of protesters inside the Capitol building on January 6
Then Greene demands to talk to Ocasio-Cortez. Speaking through the mail slot she says: ‘Excuse me I’m an American citizen. I pay taxes I’d like to speak to someone in Congress.’
There is no response from behind the locked door.
‘So you need to stop being a baby and stop locking your door and come out and face the American citizens that you serve,’ she continues.
‘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 us having to use a flap, a little flap. Sad.’
It is one of a number of times Greene has sought out Ocasio-Cortez.
In April she confronted her on the House floor to demand a debate on the Green New Deal after the Democrat claimed climate change was the result of racism.
QAnon sympathizer Marjorie Taylor Greene this week accused Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of supporting ‘terrorists’ in an aggressive confrontation outside the House chamber on Wednesday
Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted AOC on the House floor in April to demand a debate on the Green New Deal after the Democrat claimed climate change was the result of racism
And on Wednesday, Greene was seen ‘aggressively’ confronting Ocasio-Cortez as they left the House chamber.
‘You don’t care about the American people,’ Greene shouted. ‘Why do you support terrorists and antifa?’
Ocasio-Cortez kept walking but later her office responded by calling on congressional authorities to protect members of Congress and foster a climate for safe debate.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the episode as a ‘verbal assault and abuse’ of a colleague.
‘This is beneath the dignity of a person serving in the Congress of the United States and is a cause for trauma and fear among members, especially on the heels of an insurrection,’ she added, saying it should be a matter for the House ethics committee.