Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) stormed out of a committee assembly on Tuesday as a Democratic lawmaker gave her a reminder about her personal latest previous throughout a listening to on crime in Washington, D.C.
Greene, a conspiracy theorist who spoke at a white nationalist occasion in 2022, went on a prolonged rant on every little thing from crime within the nation’s capital to gun rights to Donald Trump to Black Lives Matter and past.
“That was loads,” Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) mentioned when she was achieved, then identified what he discovered “ironic” about Greene speaking about crime in Washington, D.C.
“She actually supported an riot and assault on the Capitol,” Garcia mentioned.
He mentioned Greene “coddled” the insurrectionists when she visited them final 12 months in jail, the place she supplied them handshakes and pats on the again and mentioned they had been “political prisoners.”
“They really tried to overthrow our authorities,” Garcia reminded her.
That brought about Greene ― who final month referred to as Hunter Biden a “coward” for leaving a listening to when she was talking about him ― to stroll out of the listening to. She appeared to shout one thing as she left, but it surely’s not clear what she tried to say.
“She’s insane,” Garcia later wrote on X:
Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to complain about DC crime charges however walked out of the room once I reminded her I noticed her hugging and coddling the Jan sixth insurrectionists in jail. She even yelled that they are political prisoners in the course of my remarks. She’s insane. pic.twitter.com/BUBw6Shu7t
— Congressman Robert Garcia (@RepRobertGarcia) February 6, 2024
Garcia final 12 months additionally lashed out at Greene over her assist for these arrested in reference to the Jan. 6 assault.
“The very first thing she does is … greets them and hugs them and prays with them and apologizes and is treating them like heroes, and I’m sitting there going, that is disgusting,” Garcia advised MeidasTouch co-founder Ben Meiselas in autumn. “These individuals attacked our authorities, they tried to overthrow our authorities.”