Marjorie Taylor Greene Appears to Kick Young Activist

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was accused of kicking a gun-control activist in Washington on Thursday, September 15.

Activists from youth group Voters of Tomorrow confronted the congresswoman outside the Capitol Building on Thursday afternoon, posting parts of their conversation to Twitter.

A female activist who later identified herself as Marianna Pecora, the Deputy Commissions Director of Voters of Tomorrow, is seen walking in front of Greene when the congresswoman appears to make contact with her, causing Pecora to stumble. “Excuse me,” Greene says.

Pecora, who posted another video of the incident on Twitter, later tweeted: “I am still having trouble believing it, but @RepMTG kicked me.” Pecora also said she is 18 years old. Credit: Voters of Tomorrow via Storyful

Video transcript

- Yeah, who is it, right there?

- The immigrants are coming scared.

- According to people, you're nothing but a great owner.

- I want to live in a country that seems to be, no, not even of a majority persuasion.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: Good, good, you know what?

- So you like, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, so do you--

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: That way you can give up your Second Amendment rights. But I will defend everyone's Second Amendment rights.

- Do you lie to everyone in this country, where kids keep getting shot on the floor?

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: You hate this.

- I'm not going to wait.

- We're not voting for Democrats. You're not voting because you have--

- Are you a tourist guide?

- You are not voting.

- Yeah, you're the guy that says I'm indirectly lost with a group of tourists, right?

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: Well, yes. You want to know how I know him?

- Yeah, that was you. That was you. I recognize your face.

- It wasn't, yeah.

- Just to be clear.

- You have no idea what you're talking about.

- Oh, buddy, the Second Amendment-- How does the Second Amendment prevent gun violence?

- You're the one that believes that the insurrection.

- Step out of line.

- Hey, tourist.

- You're blocking a member of Congress.

- Get out of the way.

- Excuse me, ma'am.

- Blocking a member of Congress.

- Innocent citizen talking to members of Congress.

- You can't block members of Congress.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: No, you're a paid activist. You're a paid activist.

MARIANNA PECORA: You can't kick--

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: You're a paid activist.

MARIANNA PECORA: I am not.

- How am I kicking you? Weren't we on team.

- That really sounds crazy, you know?

- Buzz off.

- Our kind of people.

- Marge, you tell our grandest victory.

- That is not safe to do.

- Yes, it is.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: Murder is illegal. Murder is illegal.

- But shouldn't Americans--

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: No, you know what?

- Shouldn't Americans have the right to go to the grocery store without having fear to be murdered?

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: Americans should have the right to protect themselves. Americans have the right to protect themselves. Gun free zones is where people die. Gun free zones--

- No, people died in the grocery store down by--

- It was a gun free zone.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: Gun free zone. Yes.

- Was it, was the Texas grocery store-- Was the Texas grocery store a gun free zone? It was not.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: Gun free zones kill people.

- It was not an innocent open carry state.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: Like I said, you guys should move to some country where you can't have guns.

- OK, so you're telling, you're telling me to move out of the country. That is your official position as a member of Congress.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: The whole world, an you can eat buffet of government.

- OK, I just want to be clear. I just want to be clear. Your official position.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: But right in America, we are going to defend ourselves.

- Your official position as a member of Congress is that I should be run out of the country.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: You have a free choice. Go somewhere else, be a prospective member here.

- So your official position--

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: We love it. You know what, we will always protect it.

- Is that I should move out because I don't want kids getting shot in school.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: I'm going to protect our Second Amendment. It's great.

- Again, I'm not interested in talking to you, because you think the insurrection was a tourism.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: I'll protect myself. I'll defend my children, I'll defend my home.