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Democrats Seeking Possible Restraining Order For Aoc To Protect Her From Rep. Greene

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House Democratic leadership discussed the legality and logistics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) filing a restraining order against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after the Republican has verbally attacked the progressive lawmaker, and likened COVID-19 restrictions to the Holocaust. 

Top Democrats have reportedly floated a potential restraining order for Ocasio-Cortez against Greene, sources told Politico, noting the Democrat would likely have to seek the order out herself. 

Greene first confronted Ocasio-Cortez before she was elected to Congress last year as a conservative activist. Earlier this month, after Greene shouted “Hey, Alexandria” multiple times outside the House chamber, Greene pressed the progressive lawmaker to explain why she supports Black Lives Matter and people she called antifa “terrorists.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who worked as a former bartender before she was elected to Congress, responded by telling reporters that Greene represents the “kinds of people that I threw out of bars all the time.” 

“For me, this isn’t even about how I feel. It’s that I refuse to allow young women, people of color, people who are standing up for what they believe, to see this kind of intimidation attempts by a person who supports white supremacists in our nation’s Capitol,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Greene sparked controversy again over the weekend when she compared the House floor mask policy to the Holocaust. She also slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), calling her “mentally ill” on Saturday. 

“You know, we can look back at a time in history when people were told to wear a gold star, and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens, so much so that they were put in trains and t… (Read more)

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