Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dismissed comments in which Georgia Republican extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene called her a “little communist” and said she should be locked up, tweeter: “First of all, I’m taller than her. “
Greene is a far-right congresswoman and controversial who has been stripped of her committee duties for comment, including advocating violence against political opponents. This month, she apologized for comparing the public health rules for tackling the coronavirus to the Holocaust.
Greene harassed Ocasio-Cortez on Capitol Hill, prompting the prominent progressive to voice concerns for his safety and the safety of others.
Greene was speaking to supporters of Donald Trump on Saturday night at a rally outside Cleveland, organized to bring the former president back to the election campaign and to target an Ohio Republican who voted for the second impeachment of Trump.
Referring to Ocasio-Cortez as “New York’s little Communist,” Greene responded to the crowd’s boos and remarks when she said, “Okay. Yes, lock it up too, that’s a good idea.
The chants of “lock it down”, aimed at Hillary Clinton, were a salient and troubling element to many observers of Trump’s rallies in the 2016 and 2020 election.
“She’s not an American,” Greene said of Ocasio-Cortez, who was born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican and American parents. “She really doesn’t embrace our American ways. you want to know why? She has something called the Green New Deal.
Ocasio-Cortez responded with contempt tweeter.
According to another tweet, as of 2019, Ocasio-Cortez is 5 feet 4 inches tall. A CrossFit profile for Greene says she is 5ft 3in.
In May, Ocasio-Cortez offered a few more words in response to Greene’s harassment in the halls of Congress.
According to the Washington Post, two reporters saw Greene shout, “You don’t care about the American people. Why do you support terrorists and antifa?
Speaking to reporters, Ocasio-Cortez referred to the deadly assault on Capitol Hill by Trump supporters on January 6.
She said, “I refuse to allow young women, people of color, people who stand up for what they believe to see this kind of attempted intimidation by someone who supports white supremacists in the world. Capitol of our country.
“I am not going to let the children see that we are going to be intimidated by our fight for justice. “