New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene after Greene criticized the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the events of January 6, 2021, the day a mob of former President Donald Trump's supporters attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise that the election had been stolen.
Greene claimed ahead of a vote on a gun control measure that the committee and the federal government at large had "fragrantly" violated the rights of January 6 defendants who have been detained pre-trial, which made it sound as if these violations had a pleasant or sweet smell.
Unfortunately for Greene, Ocasio-Cortez noticed her verbal gaffe immediately, pointing out that Greene should have used the word "flagrantly," which is used to described actions that are considered wrong or immoral as conspicuously or obviously offensive.
Ocasio-Cortez mocked Greene, saying that she "the smell of gun safety legislation in the morning."
Others also noticed Greene's gaffe immediately and mocked her profusely.
Greene has made headlines in the past for visiting insurrectionists in jail, once telling Steve Bannon, former President Trump's ex-chief strategist, that the prisoners draw pictures of the American flag and sing the national anthem every evening while crying.
Greene has described the conditions in the jail as "deplorable" and claimed that unhoused people and Guantanamo Bay detainees enjoy better living conditions.
In November 2021, she said she had "never seen human suffering like I witnessed last night" after she was granted access to enter the D.C. Department of Corrections after months of trying.
Greene is also known for making verbal gaffes.
Last month, she warned her supporters in a video from her official podcast that the government is planning to monitor their eating habits and “zap” them to make them eat meat that's been grown in a "peach tree dish."
Greene appeared to refer to a "petri dish," the name for a shallow transparent lidded dish that biologists use to culture different types of cells, including bacteria and molds.
Regardless, she showed no signs of correcting her error as she cautioned her followers "to accept the fact that the government totally wants to provide surveillance on every part of your life."