In an interview with Newsmax that was broadcast on Friday, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia addressed news reports of her confrontations with Democratic lawmakers.
Greene’s presence in the United States Congress has generated a lot of controversy, largely due to her outspoken support for former President Donald Trump and far-right conspiracy theories.
Greene has also been criticized for sparring with House Democrats, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Cori Bush of Missouri, Marie Newman of Illinois and Eric Swalwell of California.
Greene told host Greg Kelly that Democrats attacked her first.
“You had Cori Bush verbally assaulting me in the tunnel because she walked by me and I had my mask pulled down below my nose,” she claimed.
“Then you had 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,” the congresswoman continued, alleging that Newman “shoulder-checked” her once, but a Capitol Police officer who was nearby refused to intervene.