The War of Words Between Marjorie Taylor Greene and Marie Newman Takes an Unexpected Twist

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Though Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) are on opposite sides of the political aisle, their DC Congressional offices are right across the hall from each other.

It was Greene’s close proximity to Newman’s office that prompted the first-term Illinois Congresswoman to put a transgender equality flag on display outside of her own doorway earlier this week after Greene attempted to block the so-called “Equality Act” from moving forward in the House.

Newman boasted about her actions on Twitter and Facebook, proclaiming that Greene believed “prohibiting discrimination against trans Americans is ‘disgusting, immoral, and evil.'” At the end of the clip, you can see Newman rubbing her hands together as though she was declaring the issue over:

It didn’t take long for Greene to respond in kind, posting her own video showing her placing a sign declaring there are only two genders outside of her doorway:

Since Newman has a transgender daughter, the predictable outrage ensued, with the media, Democrats, and even some on the right accusing her of “attacking” Newman’s daughter.

But along the way, something unexpected happened. Newman’s Facebook post that included the video of her putting the flag up was labeled “hate speech.” She took to the Twitter machine to blast the popular social media platform, saying that it was really Greene’s post that was hateful:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) ripped Facebook as well, claiming they were “just a hate speech platform now.” Of course, she left out the part about how she’s engaged anti-Semitic hate speech in the past on social media, but I digress:

Unlike how it would be if it had been a Republican lodging the complaint, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone rushed to respond to Newman’s Twitter post by apologizing and claiming it was a mistake:

I mean, if worse came to worse and Newman’s post had not been put back up, she could have simply started her own social media platform, right? I mean that’s what Republicans who are routinely censored and/or temporarily/permanently banned get told, anyway:

Oh – by the way, welcome to the club, Rep. Newman:

For the record, here is what Greene has actually said about the Equality Act, which falls in line with how most Republicans in the House and Senate feel about it:

Despite Republican efforts to stall the bill, it passed just a few minutes ago in the House by a vote of 224-206. The Senate, however, will be a much tougher sell.

As they say, stay tuned.

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