Rivalry has been part of American society for centuries, and it is an ingrained trait that often brings out the best in us. At its core, competition inspires progress and encourages boldness; it’s what drives us to think outside the box and push our boundaries. We know rivalry is a good thing, but does it strengthen our politics or weaken it?
Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has challenged her longstanding rival Democrat New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the comments she made in a recent CNN appearance. In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez stated that Speaker Kevin McCarthy had put people on committees who were worse than Democrat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar who was removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee. The challenge from Greene comes as no surprise as these two figureheads have long been in opposition of each other’s ideologies, often publicly clashing over issues and policies.
Conservative brief reports, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has challenged her longtime rival, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
During a CNN interview, the New York Democrat complained that Speaker Kevin McCarthy appointed people to the Foreign Affairs Committee worse than Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, who had been removed.
Without hesitation, Rep. Greene retaliated by issuing another challenge.
Green tweeted: “I have repeatedly asked you to debate me, but you have been a coward and can’t even respond. But you go on @CNN and lie about me. When are you going to be an adult and actually debate me on policy instead of run your mouth like a teenage girl?”
Green continued with an avalanche of questions she knew AOC could not answer, such as:
“.@RepAOC can you explain to the American taxpayers why your communist state leaders decided to abuse $9 billion in Covid cash for “staff development” on privilege and equity warriors? Asking on behalf of Americans strapped for cash and chained in $31 trillion in Gov debt.”
After not receiving a response to such an easy question that any congress member should be able to answer, she followed up with.
“Can you explain why $100 million dollars in Covid relief went to whatever the hell is “tree equity” is? I’m from Georgia @RepAOC. None of our trees are crying and throwing funded protest about tree inequality. But a lot of our businesses got shut down because of a bioweapon.”
Rep. AOC finally chose to join the conversation with a childlike response completely deflecting from the asked question. Saing:
“Hey there! In case you forgot, we sit on the same committee, which debated for the first time this week. I don’t blame you if you forgot. You spent almost no time there. In the few minutes you did show up, you claimed one elementary school got $5 billion dollars to teach CRT,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez responded.
Knowing exactly what AOC had just done, MTG threw a knock-out punch.
Tweeting: “Yeah it’s busy in the majority remember that? So can you explain why you sickos in NY abused Covid relief funds for things like Drag Queen story time? Was it a good time to brainwash kids and lie to them about gender when your state forced them to stay home from school?”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is clearly out of her depth when she attempts to engage with more experienced politicians, such as her newest adversary, Marjorie Taylor Greene. Rivalries are supposed to be between two equally matched opponents, but in this case AOC’s lack of political skill and knowledge make the playing field an unequal match. It’s becoming clear there’s a power imbalance in their interactions. Therefore, MTG should select someone who can ably go toe-to-toe with her.
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