Reps clash once again in a shouting match on the Senate floor: ‘you’re a joke’
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got into a verbal altercation with Jan. 6 committee members Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) over Black Lives Matter and a bizarre conspiracy theory about Jewish space lasers.
Greene approached the others shortly before the House began voting on a resolution to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for defying subpoenas. She asked Raskin if he would investigate violence at Black Lives Matter protests.
“Like with Kyle Rittenhouse who went and killed two Black Lives Matter protesters?” Raskin replied. “I’m sure there will be an opportunity for us to get to that.”
“This is a joke,” Greene said in a raised voice. “Why don’t you investigate something people actually care about?”
Cheney then told Greene that she was “a joke.” Cheney said Greene should be focusing on Jewish space lasers, a reference to a conspiracy theory Greene previously promoted on Facebook, blaming “space lasers” controlled by a powerful Jewish family for starting wildfires in California.
“I never said that! You’re done. You’re a joke!” Greene reportedly yelled at Cheney. “Why don’t you go investigate something that matters to the American people?”