- Marjorie Taylor Greene has accused a fellow Georgia Republican of getting physically aggressive with her
- She claimed Rep. Rich McCormick grabbed her shoulders and shook her
- The two spat over competing resolutions to censure Rep. Rashid Tlaib
Marjorie Taylor Greene has accused fellow Georgia Republican Rep. Rich McCormick of getting physically aggressive with her and allegedly shaking her over an argument about the censor of Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
Sources told CNN that in a private meeting with House Speaker Mike Johnson last week, Greene claimed her male colleague ‘grabbed her by the shoulders and shook her’ and asked the Speaker to address the issue.
The Georgia Republicans sparred after Greene’s resolution to censure Democrat Tlaib for condemning Israel after the Hamas terrorist attacks failed and McCormick put forward his own version which passed.
‘I understand why there would be a lot of raw emotions following the censure vote given that her censure was tabled and mine passed. My intention was to encourage Rep. Greene by making a friendly gesture,” said McCormick.
‘I said to her, “at least we can have an honest discussion,” to which she said she did not appreciate that. For that I immediately apologized and have not spoken to her since.’
Marjorie Taylor Greene has accused her male colleague Rep. Rich McCormick of getting physically aggressive with her in spat over competing censure resolution
McCormick said he meant the gesture to be friendly and apologized to her when she expressed she did not appreciate it
However, last week Greene told CNN she has a ‘serious’ situation with an unnamed male colleague.
Greene’s censure resolution failed to gain traction after Republicans took issue with her claim that Tlaib ‘incited an insurrection’ by speaking at a ceasefire protest on Capitol Hill where around 300 were later arrested.
She changed the language to inciting an ‘illegal occupation’ – but Rep. Rich McCormick’s resolution to censure Tlaib for antisemitic language came up for a vote first and passed with 22 Democratic votes.
DailyMail.com has reached out to both Greene and McCormick for comment.
A recent news article on McCormick’s website has the headline ‘McCormick, not Greene, takes lead as House censures Tlaib.’
When her resolution failed, Greene went on a tirade against the Republicans who voted against it.
Specifically, she called out her Colorado colleagues as ‘CNN wannabe’ Rep. Ken Buck and ‘vaping groping’ Rep. Lauren Boebert in response to Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) reasoning that the ‘feckless resolution to censure Tlaib was deeply flawed.
Tlaib has also been criticized by the White House and members of her own party for using the pro-Palestinian chant ‘from the river to the sea’ following the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 that killed 1,400 people.
Greene and McCormick sparred over competing censure resolutions of Rep. Rashida Tlaib. McCormick’s resolution passed and Greene’s failed
She defiantly said she will not be silenced following the censure and defended her right to criticize Israel.
The Michigan Democrat noted that she is the only Palestinian-American in Congress.
‘My perspective is needed here now more than ever. I will not be silenced and I will not let you distort my words,’ she said.
‘My criticism has always been of the Israeli government. The idea that criticizing the Israeli government is antisemitic sets a dangerous precedent.’
‘I can’t believe I have to say this but Palestinian people are not disposable. We are human beings. Just like my grandmother, like all Palestinians, who just wants to live her life with the freedom and human dignity we all deserve.’