- Reps. Ruben Gallego and Marjorie Taylor Greene got into a heated Twitter exchange this week.
- Gallego said Greene was an “insurrectionist” after she called Democrats “the enemy within.”
- In response, Greene called Gallego a “coward” and questioned his masculinity.
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Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego and GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene got into a heated Twitter exchange this week, exposing the deep anger still roiling the ranks of Congress after the Capitol riot on January 6.
After Greene, the freshman Republican from Georgia who’s embraced a host of far-right conspiracy theories, called her Democratic colleagues “the enemy within” in a tweet on Sunday, Gallego said Greene was aligned with the Capitol rioters.
“I was trying to figure what type of pen to stab your friends with if they overran us on the floor of the House of Representatives while trying to conduct a democratic transition of power,” Gallego said. “So please shut your seditious, Qanon loving mouth when it comes to who loves America.”
Gallego, a Marine combat veteran from Arizona, helped colleagues with their gas masks as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in January. He also provided shelter in his office to several journalists after they were denied entry into a safe room.
-Marjorie Taylor Greene ???????? (@mtgreenee) May 2, 2021
-Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) May 2, 2021
On Tuesday, Greene accused Gallego of seeking attention, called him a “coward,” and questioned his masculinity.
“While you were hiding with your little pen, brave Republican MEN were helping police hold the door, so that ALL of us could get out safely. Coward,” she wrote.
Gallego said that while there were “many heroes” in the Capitol on January 6, Greene was one of the “many insurrectionist trying to destroy Democracy.”
Gallego ended the exchange by saying he didn’t have time for a Twitter feud because he was too busy with legislative work, which he said Greene “wouldn’t know about” because she was stripped of her committee assignments a month after being sworn in.
“I would tweet back and forth with you but I have 2 committee assignments and a bill of mine is being marked,” he tweeted. “That we means it’s passing out of committee. (But you wouldn’t know about that).”