(USA Features) Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Friday she wouldn’t back down from Democrats following a confrontation between one of her staffers and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) outside the House chamber earlier in the day.
Greene, in an interview with Newsmax TV, also suggested that Democratic lawmakers won’t clap back at her because they know she would not simply take it.
That said, she also told the network that complaints from Democrats about her demeanor have also been blown out of proportion, including a confrontation last week with New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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Earlier Friday, Greene spokesman Nick Dyer reportedly told Swalwell he could take off his mask as he left the House chamber, leading to a vulgar response from the California Democrat.
“They don’t know what to do with me because I’m not going to back down and be intimidated by their bully tactics,” Greene told host Greg Kelly. “I’ve done nothing wrong,” she said.
“You had (Missouri Democratic Rep.) Cori Bush verbally assaulting me in the tunnel because she walked by me and I had my mask pulled down below my nose. Then you had (Illinois Rep.) Marie Newman across the hallway, whatever, she doesn’t believe in gender, you know hanging the transgender flag in this aggressive manner in a tweet,” she continued.
“And guess what, Marie Newman also shoulder-checked me when we walked by each other. … I turned to her and said, ‘excuse me.’ The Capitol policeman was right there, and I said, ‘Did you see that,’ and he said, ‘Yes I did.’ She didn’t do anything. She just kept on walking,” Greened added.
“We’ve got (Rep.) Jimmy Gomez from California introducing a resolution to expel me and I’ve done nothing wrong. The list goes on and on,” she said.
“Then the delegate from Guam bringing over 30 National Guardsmen marching down to my office. Thank God I wasn’t in there. They’re accusing me of being aggressive or they’re accusing me and saying my mannerisms are wrong. It’s definitely the other way around. They’re the ones that are completely out of line,” the Georgia Republican added.
She went on to accuse Swalwell of lying about his encounter with Dyer.
“Swalwell comes charging in over to push Nick up in the corner, gets inches from his face, curses at him and tells him, ‘You don’t — tell me what to do.’ And it was aggressive. I told him, ‘Get away from him.’ … He’s lying. It’s crazy,” Greene said.