Marjorie Taylor Greene says AOC should take right-wing sexual harassment as 'a compliment'

Marjorie Taylor Greene says AOC should take right-wing sexual harassment as 'a compliment'
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is facing backlash for her response to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) release of footage that captured a right-wing troll sexually harassing her. According to the controversial Georgia lawmaker, the man's remarks were "quite the compliment" and she suggested that Ocasio-Cortez should be grateful.

The whole ordeal began on Thursday, July 14. Greene actually took the time to speak with Alex Stein, the man who spewed racially insensitive epithets at the Democratic lawmaker, on her podcast.

Part of their conversation was shared via Twitter by Patriot Takes, a social media account that follows the right-wing. During the brief clip, Greene implied that the New York lawmaker should have told Stein, “Thank you.”

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“I think women should be confident,” Greene said during the podcast. “And if a man gives you a compliment, a woman can say ‘thank you.’”

However, Ocasio-Cortez offered a completely different take on what transpired as she described the encounter as "disgusting." Many Twitter users also agreed with the Democratic lawmaker. "Women know the difference between a complement and harassment," one Twitter user wrote, adding, "And we don’t need to put up With harassment. We are strong we are intelligent and we know the difference."

Another Twitter user added, "I don’t understand how she has time for a podcast. When does she do any work as a Congress person?"

Greene's latest antics follow a string of other occurrences on Thursday. The lawmaker shared her opinion on multiple issues including the U.S. Navy. During the podcast, Greene also ranted about the U.S. Navy saying its servicemembers "will be 'force fed' bugs and Krabby Patties."

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The remarks were part of Greene's assessment of the proposed reforms for industrial meat production. Instead of simply reading the proposal, Greene spun a conspiracy theory to raise questions about who could be behind the proposed changes:

'So what are they gonna be eating?' she asked. An image was displayed of a 'nasty patty,' an unappetizing variation of the Krabby Patty, the fictional seaweed-based burger featured on the children's show, SpongeBob Squarepants. 'That right there, you guys. That's what the Navy gets you. You can't even make it up.'

Further attacking members of the armed forces, Greene also expressed concern about service members having access to electric vehicles and charging stations.

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