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Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

A newly unearthed video obtained by CNN shows Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), then a private citizen, taunting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) outside of her office in Feb. 2019.

Why it matters: In the since-deleted footage, Greene is accompanied by associates, including a man who later became part of the pro-Trump mob that stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, according to CNN.

  • Greene and the people she's with mock Ocasio-Cortez and her staff for her locked office door.

What they're saying: "We're going to go see, we're going to visit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crazy eyes. Crazy eyes. Nutty. Cortez," Greene says on camera, mispronouncing her last name.

  • In a guest book outside the door of Ocasio-Cortez's office, Greene writes: “You’re a traitor."
  • "I do not support your socialist policies and I do not support your murderous abortion policies ... You need to stop being a baby and stop locking your door and come out and face the American citizens that you serve," Greene says outside of Ocasio-Cortez's office, speaking through a mail slot.
  • Greene then returns to the guest book to depict a wall. After a break in the video, she encourages people to visit the Capitol and confront lawmakers.
  • "If you want to be a big girl, you need to get rid of your diaper and come out and be able to talk to the American citizens."

The big picture: Greene was stripped from her committee assignments in February over her past endorsement of baseless conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric against Democrats.

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Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) speaks with supporters as she spends the night outside the U.S. Capitol to call for for an extension of the federal eviction moratorium on July 31, 2021. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) was back on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, continuing her calls for President Biden and his administration to renew and expand the eviction moratorium.

Driving the news: "Our movement is growing. Over the last five days, our movement has received support from many of our House and Senate colleagues," Bush said in a statement Tuesday.

Right-wingers making McCarthy sweat for future Speaker post

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stands with his Republican colleagues outside the House on Nov. 17. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Right-wing elements in the Republican Party are complicating House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's attempts to become the next speaker of the House should the GOP take back the majority in 2022.

Why it matters: While McCarthy has worked carefully to build trust among the conservatives who tanked his chances at clinching the speakership in 2015, they're still circling ahead of the next Speaker vote in January 2023.

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Congress sprints to meet crush of deadlines

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Congressional leaders have been pushing off vital action for months — and a lot of it will catch up with them in December, which begins Wednesday.

Driving the news: Funding for the federal government is set to expire at midnight on Friday. There are also consequential deadlines related to the debt limit, President Biden's agenda and annual actions like voting on the National Defense Authorization Act.

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