California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday assailed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) over what he described as “dangerous rhetoric” in comments that followed her tense exchange with a congressional colleague the previous day.
Greene and Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) engaged in a frenzied argument on the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, video of which has since circulated widely on social media.
The exchange followed House Republicans winning a largely party-line vote (221-204) to refer a resolution to expel Rep. George Santos (R-NY) to the House ethics committee, effectively sidestepping a Democratic-led effort to expel the embattled congressman.
At the end of the video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is shown whisking Bowman away and telling him “she ain’t worth it bro.”
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Greene on Thursday addressed the exchange, accusing Bowman of acting aggressively and making her feel “threatened."
She alleged that Bowman “shoved” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) recently in a separate exchange.
“His physical mannerisms are aggressive,” she said.
“I felt threatened by him.”
Newsom called the far-right congresswoman’s comments “dangerous.”
“This is the kind of dangerous rhetoric that led to Emmett Till's death,” the California governor tweeted.
“Everyone should call this out for what it is: blatant racism.”