It’s time for another round in that epic battle of good and evil that is the long-running feud between the three-named Congresswomen, Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
When we last left the ongoing skirmish, the New York progressive standard-bearer was urging the Georgia Q-Anon adherent to seek professional help, calling her “deeply unwell” after Greene confronted her in the halls of Congress and accused her of supporting terrorism.
Last night at the poorly-attended Ohio grievance rally organized by Donald Trump, Rep. Greene struck back calling Ocasio-Cortez “a little communist” who wasn’t really an American and suggested that she be locked up, the same penalty that Republicans have been demanding for their last major female Democratic target, Hillary Clinton.
Marjorie Taylor Greene calls AOC a little communist and says locking her up is a good idea. She also says AOC isn’t an American pic.twitter.com/aCT1JTtC69
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 26, 2021
It’s not surprising that Greene doesn’t consider her New York City-born Democratic colleague to be a real American, given the Georgia lawmaker’s White nationalist proclivities and Ocasio-Cortez’s Hispanic surname.
That was not the insult that the progressive legislator chose to address first in her response to Representative Greene’s public attacks on her.
Instead, AOC seemed most upset at the description of her as a “little communist,” with a strong objection not to the slur of her left-wing politics, but to the notion of her diminutive stature.
The New York lawmaker took to Twitter to explain that MTG shouldn’t be the one to call her “little” anythng.
First of all, I’m taller than her https://t.co/H6rXG66GJk
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 27, 2021
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s reply inspired much mirth among her Twitter followers.
For someone who hates communism, @mtgreenee is pretty good at being publicly owned.
— BRANDCORP (@brandon_r_horan) June 27, 2021
And conspiracy theories.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) June 27, 2021
#TeamAOC all day erry day
— Tara Dublin, Untapped Writing Goldmine #SignTara (@taradublinrocks) June 27, 2021
If they were both given the citizenship test, I know who'd I'd place my gambling money on to pass.
— Deborah B (@PepperNSalt13) June 27, 2021
And she brings the receipts. Taking the high road sometimes allows these big lies told with the loudest voices to go unchecked. She is amazing at calling it out with equal parts intelligence and sass. She’s very savvy and they will never get the better of her.
— linzer03 (@linzer03) June 27, 2021
— Israel (ThatDogDaniel) (@ThatDogDaniel) June 27, 2021
This is perfect
— Lori (@loriann14140699) June 27, 2021
It’s truly amazing how AOC can metaphorically slay MTG in only seven short words on Twitter.
It’s unlikely that this conflict between these political icons of the left and the right will end with this battle, so lopsidedly decided in Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s favor.
With no committee assignments in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has plenty of times to plot her next attack since she apparently devoted all of her time figuring out how she can make another disruptive cable news appearance to boost her visibility among the angry mobs of sore-losing Trump supporters.
Stay tuned for the next skirmish.
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Vinnie Longobardo is the Managing Editor of Occupy Democrats. He's a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.