Marjorie Taylor Greene claims Rep. Rich McCormick got "physically aggressive" with her
Washington DC - Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly claimed that her colleague Rich McCormick got "physically aggressive" with her during a tense altercation.
According to CNN, multiple sources say that Greene made the claim during a private meeting with House Speaker Mike Johnson. In this meeting with the Speaker, she alleged that McCormick "grabbed her by the shoulders and shook her" during a dispute yjay the two were having over their competing resolutions to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
McCormick admitted in a statement that the exchange happened, but he shared a different account of how it went down.
"I understand why there would be a lot of raw emotions following the censure vote, given that her censure was tabled and mine passed," he explained. "My intention was to encourage Rep. Greene by making a friendly gesture."
"I said to her, 'At least we can have an honest discussion,' to which she said she did not appreciate that," he said. "For that, I immediately apologized and have not spoken to her since."
Greene has yet to speak publicly about the incident, but has asked Johnson to look into the matter.
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