On Thursday, GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene referred to her recent interaction with Representative Jamaal Bowman and stated that the use of the “white supremacist” was equal in severity as the n-word.
During the news conference that Greene held to announce the impeachment articles she had introduced against many federal officials, including Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland, she also stated that she was planning on introducing impeachment articles against President Joe Biden and others.
Greene, while answering questions from reporters, spoke about her recent interaction with Bowman critically. When questioned about the interaction where Bowman urged Greene to save the Republican Party, the two entered a public argument. Greene proceeded to express concerns about the interaction and his decision to call her a “white supremacist” when she was protesting Trump’s arraignment outside of a New York courthouse in April. As she noted he had led a mob in front of the courthouse that could have endangered her life. He was also shouting and calling her names, and even calling her a white supremacist.
She specifically stated that she takes offense with that characterization and name, as it is the same as calling a person of color the n-word.
Bowman put out a statement refuting Greene’s arguments stating that they were “reckless and that there were many times in America’s history when Black men had been characterized negatively just for being passionate about a topic they were speaking about. Bowman proceeded to state that there was a long tradition associated with certain words which Greene did not appear to be aware of, which is why it is important that history is taught.