Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene complained on Twitter of being harassed at a restaurant Monday night by a pair of fellow diners who “turned into demons,” in the latest example of conservatives being hounded in public by angry leftists.
The Georgia Republican did not offer details about the confrontation, other than that her tormenters were a woman and her adult son who apparently didn’t like her politics. Greene said the duo screamed at her inside the eatery while she talked with members of her staff.
“They had no respect for the restaurant or the staff or the other people dining or people like me who simply have different political views,” Greene wrote. “They are self righteous, insane, and completely out of control. I was sitting at my table, working with my staff, and never even noticed these people until they turned into demons.”
Although it was not known if the incident occurred in Washington, Greene’s home district in Georgia, or some other location, it brought to mind several similar confrontations involving Republicans.
In June of 2018, then-White House Press Secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant because the owner didn’t like her politics. The same year, then-Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was harassed while she ate at a Washington restaurant. In July of last year, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was harassed in a Washington steakhouse by an angry liberal mob.
“People used to respect others even if they had different views,” Greene wrote. “But not anymore. Our country is gone.”
Last week, Greene suggested it is time for America to have a “national divorce,” given the deep divide between conservatives and liberals.
“We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government. Everyone I talk to says this,” Greene wrote in a President’s Day tweet. “From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s traitorous America Last policies, we are done.”
The 48-year-old lawmaker later clarified that a “national divorce” would not mean “civil war.”