On Wednesday, fascist Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene threatened New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, falsely accusing Ocasio-Cortez of supporting terrorism due to her support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Greene also falsely accused the New York congresswoman, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, of being linked to “Antifa,” the loose grouping of antifascist activists that has assumed monumental proportions in right-wing mythology.
On Thursday, Greene continued her fascistic provocations and death threats, again falsely accusing Ocasio-Cortez, Vice President Kamala Harris and Muslim Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar of supporting terrorists, labeling the group on social media the “#JihadSquad.”
As the WSWS explained in an article posted on Friday: “The charge of supporting ‘terrorism’ amounts to a death threat, reinforced by the fact that Greene waged her 2020 congressional campaign using commercials showing her armed with an assault rifle and threatening AOC and two other ‘left’ Democratic congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.”
The article continued: “While the Socialist Equality Party has numerous and deep political differences with Ocasio-Cortez and the Democratic Socialists of America, we condemn the violent threats against her and defend their democratic right to conduct political work without threats and attacks from the fascist right.”
On Friday, CNN released a previously recorded video taken by Greene in February 2019 in which she and several male accomplices, dressed head to toe in Trump paraphernalia, attempted to enter Ocasio-Cortez’s locked congressional office. Unable to open the door, Greene and her entourage proceeded to taunt and harass Ocasio-Cortez’s staff, who were apparently inside at the time. The video underscores the fact that Greene’s incitement of violence against Democratic lawmakers targeted by Trump in his effort to foster a fascist movement based on anticommunism and racism is not a new development.
In the video, which was deleted by Greene from her Facebook page but saved by CNN, Greene is observed walking up to Ocasio-Cortez’s office, narrating as she goes.
“We’re going to go see, we’re going to visit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crazy eyes. Crazy eyes. Nutty. Cortez.” After arriving at Ocasio-Cortez’s locked office, Greene and her associates proceed to vandalize her guest book with antisocialist propaganda, while taunting her staff through the mail slot of the locked door.
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I’m an American citizen. I pay your salary through the taxes that you collect for me through the IRS because I’m a taxpaying citizen of the United States,” says Greene through the mail slot. She continues her unhinged tirade, filming herself saying she does not “support your socialist policies” or “murderous abortion policy” and that Ocasio-Cortez is “bringing God’s judgment on our country.
“So you need to stop being a baby and stop locking your door and come out and face the American citizens that you serve. 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. Sad.”
CNN noted that the video was taken February 22, 2019, the same day that Greene threatened and harassed other Democratic politicians, including delivering a petition to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office accusing her of treason and suggesting that she be executed or imprisoned for her “crimes.”
Also the same day, Greene visited California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters’ office and claimed that Waters was “just as guilty” of treason as Pelosi. Greene continued her fascistic and racist provocations by visiting the offices of Representatives Omar and Tlaib. CNN reported that Greene “falsely claimed the first two Muslim women elected to Congress weren’t ‘official’ because they had been sworn in on the Quran.”
One of the men joining Greene in taunting Ocasio-Cortez was Anthony Aguero, a right-wing live-streamer and former Texas congressional candidate. Aguero participated in the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, declaring in a since deleted YouTube video: “A message was sent. These politicians are not going to continue to get away with the abuse they’ve been doing. We will continue to press on these individuals.”
Aguero and Greene have been photographed together multiple times, including at the first “Million MAGA March” held in Washington D.C. on November 14, 2020. The event, along with the second march in December, was attended by Proud Boys and Oath Keeper militia members who later served as the spearhead for the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Despite the ample evidence and open admission by Aguerro that he participated in the siege of the Capitol, including illegally entering the Rotunda, he has yet to be arrested or charged with a crime.