Professor and pundit Robert Reich sparred with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Twitter on Sunday, accusing her of promoting hate after she called him a communist.
“Can we all agree that Marjorie Taylor Green must be expelled from Congress?” Reich, former President Clinton’s secretary of Labor and a veteran political operative who served in the administrations of Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, said in an initial tweet.
Greene responded: “Don’t know you, but when I saw Berkley in your bio, I got it. Just put the hammer and sickle with it.”
After pointing out her last name is spelled with an “e” on the end, Greene told Reich: “Being a communists professor, you’ve never done the real hard work that builds the economy, you just teach ideas that will destroy it.”
Reich shot back at Greene, saying, “All you do is promote hate.”
“Hate is destroying our country. (Oh, and Berkeley is spelled with an “e” after the k.),” he said.
All you do is promote hate. Hate is destroying our country. (Oh, and Berkeley is spelled with an "e" after the k.)
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) May 23, 2021
Greene has been the source of controversy several times since being elected to the House last year. Most recently, her comments comparing mandatory mask requirements on the House floor to Jews being forced to wear gold stars during the Holocaust sparked fierce backlash.
Earlier this year she reportedly attempted to begin an “America First Caucus” that would focus on “Anglo-Saxon” political values. That plan has since been scrapped.
Greene has also floated unfounded conspiracy theories about election fraud and space lasers as a cause for wildfires on the West Coast.
Earlier this month, she sparred with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) after Greene aggressively confronted her outside the House chamber. Some lawmakers have said they do not feel safe around Greene or her office.
Via The Hill