Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is an exceptionally outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump and is equally vociferous in her opposition to the progressive policies put forward by Democrats, which has made her a top-hated target of the far-left.
That was allegedly evidenced on Monday when Greene claimed that she was verbally “attacked” in a restaurant by a woman and her son, the Conservative Brief reported.
The conservative congresswoman from Georgia did not specify where, exactly, she was accosted and harassed, however.
The congresswoman’s account
In a tweet posted Monday night, Greene wrote, “I was attacked in a restaurant tonight by an insane woman and screamed at by her adult son. They had no respect for the restaurant or the staff or the other people dining or people like me who simply have different political views.”
“They are self righteous, insane, and completely out of control,” she continued. “I was sitting at my table, working with my staff, and never even noticed these people until they turned into demons.”
“People used to respect others even if they had different views. But not anymore. Our country is gone,” Greene added.
Spokesperson appears to confirm incident occurred
According to The Hill, a spokesperson for Rep. Greene who was present for the alleged verbal assault seemingly confirmed that it happened and provided a few additional details.
They said the woman had first “introduced herself politely” to the congresswoman before suddenly “berating” her, at which point the woman’s son joined in and “started screaming expletives at the top of his lungs and came closer.”
The spokesperson further said, “I had to get in between him and the table because I had no clue what he’d do.” They also noted that the woman and son eventually left after being asked to do so by the restaurant’s staff and that the police had not been called to respond to the incident.
Given that Greene has previously been subjected to death threats and promises of violence from some, per The Hill, it is not surprising that the congresswoman and her staffers would be quite on edge after being accosted and harassed, and threatened in person in a public place.
Little sympathy for the congresswoman
Unfortunately for Rep. Greene, there wasn’t much sympathy to be found in the comments in reply to her tweet, as many of her partisan opponents gleefully reveled in the alleged treatment that she reportedly received.
As Rolling Stone reported, many of the commenters essentially stated that Greene got what she deserved, given her own alleged history of verbally harassing others with whom she disagrees, such as Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg while walking outside around Washington D.C., or a confrontation she once had on the steps of the Capitol building with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — though Greene wasn’t exactly screaming profanities or issuing threats in either incident.
Meanwhile, Greene has been under sustained critical fire from both the left and right for her recent suggestion that the United States consider a “national divorce” to split apart red states from blue states in a bid to avoid an ideological civil war.
While there is perhaps room for some debate on the idea, it seems highly unworkable and likely to result in partisan violence no matter what, to say nothing of the myriad questions about how the nation’s vast and widely dispersed assets and resources would be divvied up among the separate states.