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Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) accused Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) this week of using the kind of rhetoric that for years has led to violence against Black men.
“Unfortunately this country has a history of characterizing Black men who are outspoken, who stand their ground and who push back as being threatening and intimidating,” Bowman told reporters on Thursday.
“So,” he added, “she’s not even using a dog whistle. She’s using a bullhorn to put a target on my back, to the people that she refers to as MAGA people out there who might want to cause harm.”
The two lawmakers got into an animated discussion Wednesday afternoon outside the U.S. Capitol after the Republican-led House blocked an effort by Democrats to expel indicted freshman lawmaker George Santos (R-N.Y.).
Instead of voting to refer Santos’s case to the House Ethics Committee, Bowman told Greene she should have sided with Democrats to oust Santos. Greene responded by saying…
This article was written by Azi Paybarah and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com