Marjorie Taylor Greene has denied claims she kicked a young political activist in Washington DC.
The activist was one of several confronting the congresswoman about her support of gun rights.”I was in front of her, and she started kicking me,” claimed Marianna Pecora.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has denied she kicked a young political activist while leaving a news conference in Washington, DC, on Thursday.
A video that has been widely viewed on social media – and shared by Rep. Greene – shows her walking from a news conference while arguing with activists about gun rights, which she staunchly defends.
Marianna Pecora, seen in a blue dress, confronts the Georgia Republican and asks her how the second amendment prevents gun violence.
As Pecora walks in front of the congresswoman, Greene says “excuse me, get out of the way, excuse me,” before appearing to step on her heel. Pecora briefly stumbles and then accuses the congresswoman of kicking her.
Nick Dyer, Greene’s communications director, tells the activists: “You’re blocking a member of Congress. You can’t block members of Congress.”
According to Pecora’s Twitter page, she is the deputy communications director of Voters Tomorrow, a Gen Z-led activist group.
Pecora told The Washington Post: “We were walking sort of as a group because we were having a conversation. I would say we were having what I would consider to be a pretty respectful conversation with her, and there was a group of people, so I kind of got pushed forward so I would still fit on the sidewalk.”
“I was in front of her, and she started kicking me,” she said.
A representative for Rep. Greene did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The Washington Post reported that Nick Dyer, Greene’s spokesperson, disputed the allegations: “There’s literally nothing on the video to suggest that Congresswoman Greene did anything.” Before her election to Congress, Greene was captured on video in 2018 harassing then-17-year-old Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg on Capitol Hill shortly after the attack, calling him a “coward.”
The far-right congresswoman has generated controversy for supporting the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory and promoting former President Donald Trump’s false claims about election fraud.
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