Democrat admits to ‘unparliamentary language’ in his criticism of Marjorie Taylor Greene

Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin took back words he made on the House floor against Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, stating he had used unparliamentary language.

Raskin requested a debate regarding a Ukraine Democracy Lend-Lease Act on Thursday.

Accepting responsibility

“The House rules do forbid engaging in personalities and I accept the advice of the parliamentarian that I used unparliamentary language to make my point and I certainly respect the necessity for parliamentary decorum,” Raskin said.

“It was like ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ in here, with her chanting about the Russia hoax and Russia this and Russia that. Now she had the opportunity to tell the world what her views about Russia are. I put them out there exactly, what she has said,” he added.

Not the first time

Raskin and Greene have exchanged arguments in the past as well. The Hill noted that in October, Greene responded to Raskin and Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney over a resolution about holding Steve Bannon in contempt by asking when he would look into the violence associated with events from Black Lives Matter protests.

Rasking has also blasted Greene over comparing NATO allies to Nazis.

Does the minority believe that our allies in NATO, who are trying to defend the people of Ukraine are Nazis? Has it come to this?” Raskin said

The ongoing feud is unlikely to stop despite Raskin’s request to remove past language.

Instead, Raskin may simply be making a move to help himself or his party, especially as Democrats near difficult midterm elections.

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