U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene drew loud cheers from a crowd in Ohio on Saturday night when she directed some barbs at a House colleague, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“She’s not an American. She really doesn’t embrace our American ways,” Greene claimed about the New York Democrat, who was actually born in New York City.
“You want to know why? She has something called the ‘Green New Deal,’” Greene, a Georgia Republican, continued, referring to the package of climate initiatives that Ocasio-Cortez has proposed on Capitol Hill. The GOP has derided the plan as a costly job-killer.
Greene referred to the plan as being pitched by “the little communist from New York City.”
Ocasio-Cortez must have been watching Greene’s appearance near Cleveland, which preceded a speech by former President Donald Trump, because the Democrat responded on Twitter to Greene’s “little communist” dig.
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“First of all,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “I’m taller than her.”
Ocasio-Cortez stands at 5 feet, 6 inches tall, while Greene stands at 5 feet, 3 inches tall, according to internet accounts.
Later, Ocasio-Cortez reminded her Twitter followers that Saturday was the third anniversary of her 2018 upset win in a New York U.S. House primary, when she defeate
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