MTG slams AOC for attending $35,000 per person event
On September 13, after New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took part in a Congressional Ethics Committee, and challenged others over the acceptance of bribes and gifts from corporations, Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene took the opportunity to reignite the feud between her and AOC.
In a post on Twitter that featured modified video footage of AOC, Taylor-Greene chose to comment on the hypocrisy of AOC having attended New York's glitzy Met Gala in 2021, while wearing a dress featuring the inflammatory slogal 'Tax the Rich' on the back of it.
As MTG put it angrily in her Tweet:
"It’s quite RICH that AOC is ranting and raving about others, when she herself is facing an Ethics probe... What a hypocrite!"
Tickets to the gala cost $35,000 per person at the time, and it would appear that Taylor-Greene felt that for AOC to attend was clearly misaligned to the values of a person who judges others for ethical behavior. At the current time, AOC is facing an ethics probe for alleged misconduct in accepting gifts in the form of the dress, accessories and hair and makeup services related to her attendance at the gala.
The ongoing feud between AOC and MTG
The probe is hardly current-news though, having emerged in March of this year, and rather it appears that Georgia's Taylor-Greene is seizing the opportunity instead to take a swipe at AOC, and inflame their ongoing feud.
This is the second high-profile swipe that MTG has made towards Ocasio-Cortez in the space of a month. Earlier in September, video footage emerged from a Georgia Town Hall meeting during which Taylor-Greene - addressed concerns from her constituents over the federal government's 'Green New Deal', architected by the Biden administration.
As she reffered to the policy document, she took a swipe at AOC too. As she put it in the video:
"I advise all of you to read it, it's fourteen pages. A fourteen page communist manifesto written by a bartender named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."
AOC gives as good as she gets
It's not all one-way however, and the New York Democrat gives as good as she gets. In February of this year, she expressed how challenging she found it to serve with a politician like MTG who has a record of stirring hate and divisiveness on social media.
AOC was referring to Taylor-Greene being stripped of all committee assignments in 2021 after all Democrats and 11 Republicans voted in favor of this action after she openly advocated for violence against certain members of the senate.
Prior to that attack, AOC had taunted Taylor-Greene for the landslide defeat suffered by an amendment she'd introduced. MTG's amendment had received just 14 votes in favor with 418 votes against. AOC was keen to point out that an amendment she'd proposed relating to the loosening of restrictions around the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin got more votes in favor than MTG's bill.
It remains to be seen whether AOC will even acknowledge MTG's latest comment. What seems likely is that their feud will continue.
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