An argument between Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and CNN’s Jim Acosta has gone viral on social media.
The clip has been viewed over a million times on Twitter and has been shared by Greene along with other Twitter users on Thursday.
“I’m disgusted that people would willingly take a paycheck to lie and mischaracterize me as this guy, Jim Acosta,” Greene wrote in the caption.
“I want to have a good opinion of the press, but they behave like this and it gives me a stomach ache.”
In the clip, Acosta walked alongside Greene and questioned her recent comments where she said she didn’t remember sending texts advocating martial law.
At an April 22 administrative hearing, Greene was pressed over her previous remarks and social media posts by lawyers saying she fomented the insurgency and should be excluded from the ballot. Throughout the hearing, Greene said she did not recall making certain statements.
“We’re just trying to get some answers,” Acosta said while continuing to question Greene.
He then asks Greene about a January 2021 text, recently revealed by CNN, where she suggests to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows that President Donald Trump use martial law to stay in power.
“You know, I don’t remember those being my text messages,” Greene replied. “But have you read the text message you are referring to?”
Acosta says he did, pointing out that Greene misspelled “martial”. Greene accused Acosta of lying and asked him to read the message. Acosta took out his phone and started reading.
After reading the texts, Greene again said she was unsure if the post was hers, but said the text also said “I don’t know about these things” as a way to defend the person who sent the texts.
After the video went viral, the Act for America founder Brigitte Gabriel criticized Acosta and says he should lose his job.
“CNN should fire Jim Acosta. Stalking and harassing a congressman is not journalism,” she tweeted.
Gabriel also tweeted a story about the couple’s argument and said “Jim Acosta is fake news, good for MP Marjorie Taylor Greene.”
However, other Twitter users defended Acosta and said he was doing his job and behaving reasonably.
“Yes. It’s unbelievable that Marjorie Taylor Greene has the nerve to be on the defensive when Jim Acosta is perfectly reasonable and accuses Acosta of being a liar without providing any evidence. Swerve, swerve, swerve. The evidence is there. She sent this text,” former U.S. Democratic Party Utah Senate candidate Allen Glines tweeted.
“You are an elected official. Being questioned about your actions and statements by the press is part of the job,” the reporter said. Steve Mullis tweeted.
Another video involving Greene went viral on Thursday. Rep. Jamie Raskin gave a speech in the House criticizing Greene for his comments regarding the war in Ukraine and NATO.
“She’s talking about NATO Nazis. Does the minority believe that our NATO allies, who are trying to defend the Ukrainian people, are Nazis? Raskin said Thursday.
“She said that the aid that American taxpayers send to the Ukrainian people to defend themselves against Vladimir Putin and the Russian army is falling into the hands of the Nazis. I want to see her proof. Where is her proof?” asked the Maryland Democrat.
The video has been viewed over 960,000 times on Twitter, with other Twitter pages also sharing his speech. Raskin also referenced the controversies surrounding Greene and the capture of the Capitol.
“The lady talked about a massive invasion. We had a massive invasion of our own room and she continued to be an insurgency cheerleader and deny what happened here,” said Raskin closing his speech.
Newsweek has contacted Marjorie Taylor Greene for comment.