"You don't care about the American people", Greene yelled.
The Washington Post reports that Greene shouted, "Hey Alexandria" twice and, when AOC didn't stop walking, began shouting questions such as, "Why do you support terrorists and antifa?" On Wednesday, Greene followed the NY congresswoman down a hallway in the Capitol and shouted after her as Ocasio-Cortez walked away.
Following the incident, Greene, who has been a controversial figure since her election in 2020, continued her attack of Ocasio-Cortez on social media. While speaking to reporters in front of Capitol Hill on Thursday, Greene denied she was being uncivil towards Ocasio-Cortez after being accused of screaming at the Democrat outside the House chamber on Wednesday.
Her combativeness toward colleagues has only grown after an unprecedented rebuke where the House stripped her of committee assignments, effectively ending her ability to shape legislation.
She said something in response, but it was not overheard by reporters and her office declined to say what it was.
Former Michigan congressman Amash quit the Republican Party and became an independent during his last term in office. The two reporters were not close enough to hear what the NY congresswoman said, and her office declined to discuss her specific response.
She has also expressed support for the radical ideology of QAnon, a sprawling set of false claims that have coalesced into an extremist ideology that has radicalized its followers, some of whom participated in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. She said she was too shocked by the interaction, "so much so that I honestly didn't even have the presence of mind to record the interaction, because I was so taken aback and surprised by Greene's behavior". "Trust the science." She also misgendered Newman's daughter on Twitter.
Following the encounter, Ocasio-Cortez allegedly felt threatened by Greene who later expressed that she had security concerns regarding the Georgia lawmaker.
Greene described how she approached AOC to reporters, "By talking to her, talking to her".
"She's a chicken, she doesn't want to debate the Green New Deal", Greene said, according to the Post, referring to environmental legislation Ocasio-Cortez supports.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., spoke to Greene before she was removed from her committees and after Republicans started to complain about her attempts to delay routine floor actions, but neither those nor other conversations resulted in punishment. "I made this clear to Marjorie when we met".
She added later, "We own this building. I hold her to her word, as well as her actions going forward".
"You need to stop being a baby and stop locking your door, and come out and face the American citizens that you serve", Greene says in the clip, which was saved by CNN's KFile team before it was deleted from Facebook.
While Greene has repeatedly singled out Ocasio-Cortez as a high-profile target, the congresswoman from NY is hardly the only lawmaker who has been subjected to the Georgia Republican's harassment.
Yet so far, Republicans have shown little appetite for punishing Greene.