Leading Democrats have floated the idea of Ms Ocasio-Cortez seeking a restraining order, Politico reports, but went back and forth on the legality of the order.
Those lawmakers noted that the New York Democrat would likely have to file a restraining order herself if she wanted one. But how it would work to bar all contact with Ms Greene has remained unknown.
The discussion came after several heated incidents between lawmakers where the Georgia Republican appeared to verbally approach his colleague from across the aisle.
An incident that took place earlier this month and was first reported in Le Washington PostMrs. Greene implied running towards Mrs. Ocasio Cortez, who was apparently walking away from her, and repeatedly shouting “Hey Alexandria!”
“You don’t care about the American people,” shouted Ms. Greene, before falsely labeling activists and Black Lives Matter organizations “terrorists.” “Why do you support the terrorists and the antifa?”
Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who previously worked as a bartender in New York City before being elected to Congress, responded by telling reporters that the Georgia Republican was “the kind of people I was throwing out of bars all the time.”
“For me, that’s not even how I feel. It’s that I refuse to allow young women, people of color, people who stand up for what they believe, to see this kind of intimidation attempt by someone who supports white supremacists in our nation’s Capitol. She added.
Already, lawmakers have been stripped of their powers on the House committee after suggesting that some of the nation’s deadliest school shootings, such as the Parkland Massacre, were bogus. Several social media posts the congresswoman interacted with prior to taking office also encouraged violence against Major Democrats.
Minority Parliamentary Leader Kevin McCarthy previously backed Ms Greene by saying her controversial behavior happened before she took office.
But the congresswoman found herself in hot water again after comparing the mask’s tenure to the Holocaust, with prominent congressional Republicans condemning her remarks.
“Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling. The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity in history, ”McCarthy said in a statement on Tuesday. “The fact that this has to be declared today is deeply disturbing.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who previously compared Ms. Greene to “cancer,” said her remarks were “once again an outrageous and reprehensible comment,” when interviewed by CNN.
House Democrats have considered several avenues to deal with Ms Greene and her controversial behavior. This included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several other Democrats publicly calling for an ethical inquiry into the Georgian lawmaker through the House Ethics Committee.
Ms Pelosi was also asked if Democrats were considering censoring or expelling lawmakers, and she replied that Ms Greene “should stop talking.”