Complaint Filed Against Marjorie Taylor Greene for Kicking Teen

A Gen-Z political group said it will file a formal complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, alleging she physically and verbally attacked two staffers.

According to Voters for Tomorrow, which engages, educates and represents youth in politics, the alleged incident occurred as the group's deputy communications director Marianna Pecora and executive director Santiago Mayer confronted Greene about her stance on gun safety in schools last month.

During the encounter, they said Greene kicked 18-year-old Pecora and made xenophobic comments at Mayer, a 20-year-old Mexican immigrant.

Voters of Tomorrow said the complaint will accuse Greene of conduct unbecoming of a member of Congress. House Rule XXIII, Clause 1 requires a member to "behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House."

"Violence and xenophobia are always wrong, and we must hold members of Congress to those standards as well," Voters of Tomorrow spokesperson Jack Lobel said in a statement provided to Newsweek.

"Voters of Tomorrow intends to file a formal complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene because she must be held accountable for her physical and verbal attacks on our staff. We hope this sends a strong message to the Congresswoman and other far-right politicians: we will fight back against their continued strikes against our generation."

In videos shared by Pecora and Greene on Twitter, Pecora is seen briefly speaking with Greene, then moving to walk in front of the congresswoman.

Pecora is seen jerking forward, with Greene just behind her.

"Excuse me," Greene said numerous times at the time of the alleged kick.

"Out of the way," she added, as Pecora said, "Oh my God," and moved.

"You can't block members of Congress," a man walking with Greene then told Pecora.

"You can't kick constituents," Pecora told Greene.

Greene shared a video of the encounter on Twitter on September 15, where it has since amassed more than 2 million views.

"These foolish cowards want the government to take away guns & the rights of parents to defend their children in schools," she wrote.

"You have to be an idiot to think gun control will create a utopian society where criminals disarm themselves and obey the law. 'Gun-free' zones kill people."

Meanwhile, Mayer accused Greene of "helping kids get shot in school" by failing to prohibit firearms

 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks to journalists outside of the U.S. Capitol Building on September 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Greene responded by calling Mayer a "coward" and telling him to move out of the U.S.

"You guys should move to some country where you can't have guns," she said at one point.

"Your official position as a member of Congress is that I should move out of the country?" Mayer then asked her.

"You have a free choice. Go somewhere else. We have the Second Amendment here," Greene replied. "We love it."

In another tweet on September 15, Greene shared a screenshot of Mayer's Twitter account.

"Just like I said, he's a paid political activist, who just so happens to be blessed to have immigrated to our great country," she wrote.

"He should respect and be grateful for American freedoms, like our 2A, instead of trying to destroy them. If he doesn't like it, he can go back."

Greene's office has been contacted for comment.