AOC Calls Marjorie Taylor Greene 'Deeply Unwell' as Feud Escalates

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks her Republican colleague, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, is "deeply unwell," and "clearly needs some help," amid Greene's increasingly aggressive demands for a debate between the two.

"It's at this point, I think, the depth of that unwellness has raised concerns for other members, as well," Ocasio-Cortez told reporters at the Capitol on Friday. "I'm concerned about her perceptions of reality."

Greene, a first-term lawmaker from Georgia, was spotted earlier this week attempting to confront Ocasio-Cortez just off the House floor, demanding a debate between the two over environmental policies and Ocasio-Cortez's support for the Green New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez ignored Greene's shouting in the Capitol hallways.

In the days since, Greene's continued to publicly call for a debate with the New York congresswoman.

"We're required as members of Congress to debate policy," Greene told reporters on Friday. "There's nothing wrong with me continuing to ask her to debate about the Green New Deal socialism, which is policy."

Greene has been on the attack against Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the "Squad," a group of progressive Democrats in the U.S. House, and on Friday she referred to the unofficial group as the "Jihad Squad."

"They support antifa [Black Lives Matter] riots, they share the Minnesota freedom fund linked to bail out criminals who've been arrested after rioting, they support terrorists and Hamas," Greene said. "They support violence all over the streets."

Greene's office didn't immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment about Ocasio-Cortez's assertions about her mental well-being.

Greene told reporters that she believes she's been subjected to "aggression" by Democratic members of the House.

"Everyone needs to ask the real question here who's out of control," she said.

In a since-deleted video that was unearthed by CNN's KFile this week, Greene can be seen shouting through the mail slot of the locked door of Ocasio-Cortez's congressional office in February 2019, before Greene was elected to Congress.

"You need to stop being a baby and stop locking your door and come out and face the American citizens that you serve," Greene says in the video. "If you want to be a big girl, you need to get rid of your diaper and come out and be able to talk to the American citizens, instead of having to use a flap, a little flap."

Greene defended the video on Friday.

"Taxpayers aren't even allowed to come talk to us. That's the context," she said. "We should be able to. We should be asked questions about the Green New Deal, about socialism."

AOC Says Greene "Deeply Unwell"
Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York walks to the House floor on Capitol Hill February 4 before a Democratic-led U.S. House voted to discipline GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene was spotted earlier this week attempting to confront Ocasio-Cortez just off the House floor, demanding a debate between the two over environmental policies. Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images