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Dave Goldiner
New York Daily News

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the House floor and reportedly berated her for supporting “terrorists” – prompting AOC’s staff to call for better security in Congress.

The Wednesday confrontation, first reported by the Washington Post, began when Greene tried to get the progressive lawmaker’s attention in the chamber by calling out her first name twice.

“You don’t care about the American people,” the Georgia conservative said. “Why do you support terrorists and Antifa?” she added, reportedly referring to Black Lives Matter and the far-left group.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., left and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY.

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Ocasio-Cortez threw up her arms in disgust and walked away from her angry colleague, the Post reported, citing two reporters’ eyewitness accounts.

Greene later doubled down on her attacks on Twitter.

“You chickened out bc you are too scared to debate me about your Socialist Green New Deal. You are also a hate-America terrorist sympathizer. #JihadSquad,” Greene wrote.

AOC spokesperson Lauren Hitt confirmed the confrontation and issued a statement calling for better security in the Capitol.

“Representative Greene tried to begin an argument with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and when Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tried to walk away, Congresswoman Greene began screaming and called Rep. Ocasio-Cortez a terrorist sympathizer,” Hitt said.

“We hope leadership and the Sergeant at Arms will take real steps to make Congress a safe, civil place for all Members and staff.”