By law and in technical terms, Marianna Pecora is a professional woman doing her duty as a deputy communications officer for a political advocacy group called Tomorrow’s Voters. In the eyes of most Americans, however, Pecora is a child. a freshman in Congress, who uses her skills, intellect and voice to strengthen American democracy, something this country encourages and needs. And yesterday, Congresswoman and suspected adult, Marjorie Taylor Greene, appeared to intentionally kick Pecora while she was doing her job. Today, the political community discusses the potential legal ramifications for Taylor Greene. This writer doesn’t understand why there isn’t a louder call to kick her out of Congress.
For some, the incident is so serious.
For those who haven’t seen the video. This is the video that seems to show it was intentional. There’s another angle below, but in this video the “kick” is at: 40-50 in the 2:00 video:
— Brayden Karpinski (@Braykarp) September 15, 2022
And another angle:
Did Marjorie Taylor Greene step on a person and then tell them to “get out of the way?” pic.twitter.com/hoTCXualYh
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) September 15, 2022
From the Washington Post comes a description of the incident:
“Excuse me,” Greene says, initially appearing to step on protester Marianna Pecora’s foot.
“Excuse me,” Greene says again, this time after seemingly intentionally withdrawing her foot and aiming for Pecora’s leg.
“Oh my God,” Pecora, 18, says in the videos.
And Pecora’s description from the same story:
“It’s honestly, really disheartening to think that a bunch of kids can keep themselves calmer than a sitting congressman,‘ said Pecora. “We’ve been meeting with both Democrats and Republicans all week. No one has been anything but respectful. Everyone has been so incredibly thoughtful, and took us seriously and had really productive conversations with us. Except Marjorie Taylor Greene.”
Mayer said he and Pecora have not yet discussed whether they will press charges against Greene. Pecora, he said, was physically okay after being kicked, albeit a little shaken.
“It’s just been chaos,” Mayer said. “She’s… a little shocked that a member of Congress would try to kick her.”
“You can’t block members of CongressNick Dyer, Greene’s communications director, told Pecora, although Greene was in talks with her.
There are three possible consequences that MTG can face. Pecora could bring criminal charges for assault and assault. A battery is an unwanted touch. In addition, adults are not supposed to kick other adults. Pecora could have been seriously injured if she had tripped. Criminal charges are on the table.
Pecora can file a civil suit for a willful tort. A willful tort does not require high medical bills to win big prizes. She could sue Taylor Greene for kicking and embarrassing her.
And while no one is talking about it yet, this writer believes that the GOP should address this. This is not normal. This cannot be normalized as yet another incident involving Marjorie being Marjorie. If a man were to kick Pecora, there would probably be even more serious talk, even including possible expulsion from Congress. She should at the very least be sanctioned. The view from behind makes it clear enough that it was intentional that the answer was better not to be, “You’re not coming for a member of Congress.” Moreover, the statement “You are not coming for a member of Congress” could be completely true, and yet the error does not allow that member of Congress to kick someone who in no way threatens a person.
The “kick” is all buzzing on Twitter. It should be a bigger buzz in the GOP House Caucus.
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