According to Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, another panel member who testified in favor of holding Bannon in contempt, it all began when he was talking to Cheney on the floor of the House.
He announced that Greene, who was removed from her congressional committees after the House voted to sanction her for her remarks supporting QAnon and other announcements, approached the pair and started "screaming" at them, said Raskin.
"Well, I was just talking to Miss Cheney. And then she started screaming at us, saying: "When are you going to start investigating murders over the summer and BLM?" he recounted to reporters.
"I said, '' Oh, like when Kyle Rittenhouse went and killed two people at the BLM protest?" said Raskin. Rittenhouse shot and killed two demonstrators at the Wisconsin George Floyd demonstrations last summer.
"And she said, "Why don't you represent the American people? And I said We represent the American people. '' In fact, the vast majority of American people," Raskin recounted.
"And then she started screaming, I don't know. She starts screaming at Liz."
He explained he couldn't remember precisely how Cheney reacted, though "they got into a back and forth about Jewish space lasers."
That was a reference to the lawmaker's 2018 tweet that touted a conspiracy theory that California forest fires were caused by Pacific GAs & Electric, which she connected to the Rothschilds, Democrats, and space solar generators that "collect the sun's energy and then beam it back to earth.' She wrote there were 'too many coincidences to ignore."
The Georgia Republican maintained herself from that characterization.
"She was saying I never said that. That was made up by the media."
Pushed on whether the outspoken Trump loyalist shouted first, Raskin replied: "Oh, she shouted at us."
One source familiar with the conversation announced that Marjorie Taylor Greene said Cheney was a joke, arousing the vice president's daughter to answer that Greene was a joke – then asking sarcastically "if she needed to be focusing on her anti-Semitic space lasers."
Gaetz and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) testified at the Rules Committee in opposition to the resolution voted on by the House. Jordan announced that the Jan. 6th committee, created to investigate the Capitol riot, should be investigating violence at Black Lives Matter demonstrations over the summer.
The tense conversation occurred when the House voted 229-202 to hold Bannon in contempt.
Cheney was one of nine Republicans who backed the measure. The Jan. 6th Committee subpoenaed Bannon and demanded that he answer questions about the "Stop the Steal" rally.