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Marjorie Taylor Greene accuses fellow Republican of 'assault'

McCormick reportedly placed his hands on Greene's shoulder after breaking off from another conversation on the resolutions.

Published: December 6, 2023 4:11pm

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday accused a Republican lawmaker of "assault," without identifying the individual.

Politico, citing "two people familiar with the matter," pointed to Georgia GOP Rep. Richard McCormick. The pair both introduced resolutions to censure Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib over her statements related to the Israel-Hamas war.

McCormick's ultimately passed, while Greene's did not. In a statement to Politico, McCormick reportedly placed his hands on Greene's shoulder after breaking off from another conversation on the resolutions.

"I understand why there would be a lot of raw emotions following the censure vote, given that her censure was tabled and mine passed. My intention was to encourage her by making a friendly gesture," he said. "I said to her, 'at least we can have an honest discussion,' to which she said she did not appreciate that. For that I immediately apologized and have not spoken to her since."

Greene on Sunday told CNN that she had sought a conversation with House Speaker Mike Johnson about a "serious" incident but had not received a reply from the Louisiana Republican.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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