Top House Democrat delivers powerful speech demanding accountability for Marjorie Taylor Greene's threat

Top House Democrat delivers powerful speech demanding accountability for Marjorie Taylor Greene's threat

U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) walked around the well of the House Thursday evening, forcing Republican members of Congress to view a threatening ad then-candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene ran on Facebook. The ad depicts Greene wielding an AR-15 assault rifle next to images of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Talib. The ad reads: "Squad's Worst Nightmare."

The House tonight is debating whether or not to strip Rep. Greene of her committee assignments after multiple news reports show she has supported the assassination of top Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, personally verbally harassed and bullied a teenaged survivor of a school shooting, repeatedly promoted QAnon conspiracy lies, and more.

Hoyer, almost shouting, told Republicans the three lawmakers are their colleagues, and mentioned thier first names.

"I urge my colleagues to look at that image and tell me what message you think that sends."

CNN's Manu Raju posted the image of the ad to Facebook last September:

Here is an enlargement of that image:

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