Greene believes a debate on the economic impact of the policy would be informative for the public, allowing for the American people to hear the two sides along with the pros and cons.
Lauren Hitt, a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez, told the outlet that Greene "tried to begin an argument with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and when Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tried to walk away, Congresswoman Greene began screaming and called Rep. Ocasio-Cortez a terrorist sympathizer".
Greene later told reporters that Ocasio-Cortez was refusing to debate her and was therefore a "chicken".
And in February 2019, Greene appeared in an another online video filmed at the U.S. Capitol, arguing that Omar and Tlaib weren't "really official" members of Congress because they didn't take the oath of office on the Bible.
Greene has been a controversial figure since her 2020 campaign, and Democrats voted to strip her of her committee assignments earlier this year because of extremist statements.
"I don't know why she needs security, she shouldn't have a problem debating about her policy", said the Georgia representative.
Before Marjorie Taylor Greene ran for office, she taunted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Capitol. Greene went on to criticize the Democrat, stating she uses her social media platform to spread anti-American rhetoric and defend terrorists. "Trust the science." She also misgendered Newman's daughter on Twitter. 'She wants to control the House'. Standing outside of the office, Greene and her associates taunt Ocasio-Cortez's staff through the mailbox, mocking the staff for keeping the door locked.
"AOC is a fraud & a hypocrite", Greene continued in the tweet, accusing Ocasio-Cortez of lacking "the courage & intelligence to debate me" and again claim Ocasio-Cortez backed "criminals in Antifa/BLM [Black Lives Matter] riots". They rallied around her in February after some of her past comments came to light, including her endorsement of calls to assassinate leading Democrats. "And it is a cause of trauma and fear among members". She also said Greene's behavior is being condoned by GOP leadership.
"I have never encountered a situation like the one before us now, where a member has made such vile and hurtful statements, engaged in the harassment of colleagues and expressed support for political violence", House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in a speech at the time of the vote. "I hold her to her word, as well as her actions going forward".
In the video, from a since-deleted Facebook Live of Greene's that was saved by CNN's KFile, Greene tells Ocasio-Cortez to "get rid of your diaper", referring to the congresswoman's office as a "day care".
The menacing newly surfaced video, which includes an associate of Greene's saying through the mail slot "you can't stay in there forever" and "come out and play", highlights the threats faced by Ocasio-Cortez and other members of Congress, even before the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
Yet so far, Republicans have shown little appetite for punishing Greene.