Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene engaged in a shouting match with her liberal Democrat counterparts Friday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, trading barbs over abortion and conditions at the border.
The freshman Republican exchanged salvos, particularly with Reps. Debbie Dingell of Michigan and Betty McCollum of Minnesota, as the Democrats gathered for a publicity photograph as part of promoting ''Building Back Better for Women'' — a take on President Joe Biden's ''Build Back Better'' campaign.
''You should all be ashamed,'' Greene said while gesturing to the Democrats. Dingell responded that Greene is the one who should be ashamed.
''You know what? Killing a baby up until birth is a lack of civility. It's called murder,'' Greene said. ''Hey, how about the border down there? Lack of civility? How about lack of laws, or protecting and upholding our Constitution?''
The exchange, seen in a series of video clips on Twitter, included Dingell waving her finger at Greene, who was stripped of her committee assignments by the Democrat-iccontrolled House for statements that helped ''fuel domestic terrorism.''
''You should practice the basic thing you're taught in church: Respect you neighbor,'' Dingell bellowed.
Greene fired back: ''Try being a Christian and supporting life.''
The altercation came on the same day the House passed an abortion bill that would eliminate virtually all state-level abortion restrictions, voting 218-211 on a party-line vote.
The measure has no chance of passing the Senate, where it would need 10 Republicans to overcome a filibuster, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who supports abortion rights, has already said she will vote against it.
''Killing babies up until birth, are you kidding me right now?'' Greene yelled at the Democrats. ''Why don't you stand with women?''
Business Insider reporter Bryan Metzger said the confrontation began when Greene challenged a group of Democratic representatives that included Dingell, Melanie Stansbury of New Mexico, Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
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