Meghan McCain slammed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) For “behaving like an animal” after video footage showed Greene harassing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) and mocking more late Ocasio-Cortez staff members by the mailbox, mocking them for keeping the door locked.
“You behave like an animal,” McCain, co-host of “The View,” said of Greene, adding that his behavior provides ammunition for Democrats who view Republicans as “psychotic barbarians.” (McCain offered no evidence to support this claim.)
“Aside from the fact that this is simply abusive and heinous behavior on the part of anyone, let alone a sitting member of Congress,” she added, retweeting the video from the incident.
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I am an American citizen. I pay your wages through the taxes you collect for me through the IRS because I am a taxpayer of the United States, ”Greene says in the video.
“So you have to stop being a baby and stop locking your door and go out and face the American citizens you serve,” she continues. “If you want to be a big girl, you have to get rid of your diaper and go out and be able to talk to the citizens of the United States, instead of us having to use a flap, a little flap. Sad.”
You behave like an animal – harassing @AOC like that only gives Democrats what they want, which is to paint us all as psychotic barbarians! Aside from the fact that this is simply abusive and heinous behavior on the part of anyone, let alone a sitting congressman. https://t.co/HKMeenyhu3
– Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 14, 2021
Greene responded to the criticism by doubling down on her behavior (the incident took place in 2019, before being elected to Congress).
“Walking around and talking to members of Congress who serve taxpayers who now we have taxpayers aren’t even allowed to come and talk to us, that’s the context,” she said. “We should be able to ask questions about the Green New Deal of socialism.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded by saying that the video shows Greene “is a woman who suffers deeply and who clearly needs help ”, add: “And his kind of fixation has been going on for several years now. You know, it’s at this point that I think the depth of this unease raised concerns for other members as well, ”Ocasio-Cortez told reporters on Capitol Hill. “And so, you know, I think that’s an assessment that needs to be done by the appropriate professional.”