Since being stripped of her committee assignments by fellow Republicans, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has explored her newfound free time in a variety of ways — appearing with accused sexual predator Matt Gaetz, defending her 2018 allegations that the California wildfires were caused by Jewish space lasers and, most recently, accusing her fellow House member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of supporting terrorist organizations and demanding a debate so that the New York Representative could defend her “radical socialist beliefs.”
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t take the bait but you know who has? Cenk Uygur. In this clip Cenk specifically responds to Greene’s description of Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar as representing “an Islamic invasion into our government” and Greene’s withering description of AOC as “a chicken,” adding, “She doesn’t want to debate. These members are cowards. They need to defend their legislation to the people. That’s pathetic.”
In agreeing to be, as he calls it, Green’s “Huckleberry,” Cenk points out that he co-founded the Justice Democrats, a group that helped AOC, Tlaib and Omar all get elected, and that he was also raised Muslim, so he should make for an ideal sparring partner. Cenk rated his chances of winning the debate rather highly, however, and also suggests what it would mean if Greene refuses his offer.
“I will eviscerate you in a debate on any topic, it doesn’t matter,” he says. “We can talk about the Islamic invasion of government if you like… Otherwise, it is an indisputable fact that Marjorie Taylor Greene is a bona fide coward, an absolute utter coward who couldn’t possibly defend any of her so-called ideas because all they’re based on is lies and hatred. And that is the core of who she is as a person.”