FACT CHECK: Did Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘Humiliate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Her Face In Congress’?
A video shared on Facebook purports Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene “humiliated” New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “to her face in Congress.”
The video’s caption is inaccurate. The nearly 30-minute video shows Greene making a speech about President Joe Biden’s Green New Deal on the House floor, but does not “humiliate” Ocasio-Cortez before Congress.
Greene received social media backlash for taking a recent vacation to Costa Rica amid power outages in her home state of Georgia as well as a Congressional address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Newsweek reported. Greene was also criticized by members of the “far-right” after disavowing white supremacist Nick Fuentes, according to The Daily Beast.
The Facebook video, viewed 13,000 times, purports Greene “humiliated” Ocasio-Cortez “to her face in Congress.” The video’s caption reads, [SH0CKING]: Marjorie Taylor Greene HUMILIATES AOC To Her Face In Congress.”
The claim is false. There are no credible news reports suggesting Greene “humiliated” Ocasio-Cortez. Likewise, there is no mention of the claim on Ocasio-Cortez’s website or her verified social media accounts. In addition, Greene also has not publicly commented on the purported claim.
The nearly 30-minute video shows Greene making a speech about President Joe Biden’s Green New Deal on the House floor.
Greene opens her speech by mentioning how the Green New Deal is a real piece of legislation with real-world implications and not just a “high school project.” Greene continues, saying the Green New Deal represents an “America Last” agenda and truly only serves Communist China’s interests.
Though Greene says Biden is listening to Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the “climate police” within the Democratic Party, she does not “humiliate” the New York representative before Congress. Ocasio-Cortez does not even appear to be present while Greene delivers her remarks. (RELATED: Is Marjorie Taylor Greene Facing Jail Time?)
Check Your Fact Greene’s office for comment, but a spokesperson declined to comment. Check Your Fact has also contacted Ocasio-Cortez’s office for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.
This is not the first time a video with an unrelated caption has circulated online. Check Your Fact previously debunked a social media post purporting Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan allegedly threatened Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with jail time.