"This is beneath the dignity of a person serving in the Congress of the United States", Pelosi said, noting that the incident has been reported to her and referred to the Ethics Committee.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene made headlines once again after she confronted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, which led David Hogg, who has also been targeted by the Congresswoman, to speak out against her.
© Alex Wong/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attending a vote on January 9, 2020.
"If you want to be a role model for young women then stop acting like a hate America communist supporting terrorists that want to kill people and destroy our freedoms", Ms Greene tweeted. 'Why do you support terrorists and antifa?'
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wisely chose not to engage with Greene, "only turning around once and throwing her hands in the air in an exasperated motion".
Reporters outside the chamber witnessed Ms Greene call Ms Ocasio-Cortez a "terror sympathiser". Greene challenged Ocasio-Cortez to a debate over the her Green New Deal plan in April, which Ocasio-Cortez turned down. "These members are cowards". We have, Ilhan Omar, Kamala Harris, sharing the Minnesota Freedom Fund bail bond link, getting people out of prison after they committed crimes during these riots. Newman didn't appreciate the sentiment given that she has a transgender child.
"See, that's bipartisanship, talking to one another, debating policy for the American people".
Ocasio-Cortez has been critical of Israel over its ongoing military assault in the Gaza Strip, saying Palestinian human rights have been violated, but she has also called Hamas's rocket attacks "condemnable".
It prompted a complaint by Ocasio-Cortez's to authorities to ensure Congress remained 'a safe, civil place for all members and staff'.
Later, an AOC spokesperson said Greene "tried to begin an argument" with AOC, and when the latter "tried to walk away, Congresswoman Greene began screaming and called Rep. Ocasio-Cortez a terrorist sympathizer".
"It got so uncomfortable for AOC that she asked the "leadership and the Sergeant at Arms" to take real steps to make Congress a safe, civil place for all Members and staff - especially as many offices are discussing reopening".
In February, Greene was removed from her committee assignments due to her past actions and violent public statements.
Another progressive lawmaker, freshman Rep. Cori Bush, moved offices to be farther away from Greene after she accused Greene of accosting her in a Capitol hallway.