Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said she was “attacked” in a restaurant on Monday night.
In a tweet, Greene said she was “attacked” by an “insane woman and screamed at by her adult son. They had no respect for the restaurant or the staff or the other people dining or people like me who simply have different political views.”
“They are self righteous, insane, and completely out of control,” she added.
Greene said she was sitting at her table and working with her staff, but didn’t notice “these people until they turned into demons.”
Greene did not provide the name of the restaurant or evidence to support her claim in her tweet or publicly provide further detail on the matter after her post. No photos or videos of the incident appear to have surfaced online.
In a statement to NBC News, Nick Dyer, Greene’s deputy chief of staff, said that staff were working on preparation for committee hearings when the incident occurred.
After a woman finished dinner, she came over to their table and “introduced herself politely at first” before she “started berating” Greene, he said, adding that the woman’s adult son began “screaming expletives at the top of his lungs” and came closer to the table.
“I had to get in between him and the table because I had no clue what he’d do,” Dyer said, adding that the son continued screaming while his mother “continued to berate” Greene.
Dyer said restaurant staff eventually demanded that the woman and her son leave. They “apologized” and moved the staff to a more private table.” Police were not called, according to Dyer.
Dyer did not specify the restaurant where the incident occurred. “The congresswoman deserves to be able to eat at a restaurant in peace. And giving the location would only make the restaurant a target and encourage people to look for her there,” he said.
Greene drew backlash last week after she called for the U.S. to have a “national divorce” to separate red and blue states and to “shrink the federal government.”
“We need a national divorce. We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government,” Greene said in the tweet. “Everyone I talk to says this. From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s traitorous America Last policies, we are done.”
She previously suggested “a national divorce scenario” in 2021.
Greene, an ally of former President Donald Trump who supported the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, isn’t a stranger to confrontations with Democrats and others. For example, she heckled President Joe Biden during his State of the Union speech this month, has repeatedly gotten into confrontations with House Democrats and berated a Florida shooting survivor.