Marjorie Greene’s Press Conference Goes Off The Rails After Protests


A demonstrator with a whistle, who was blowing the whistle from behind a face mask of the sort people have worn throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, disrupted a press conference put on by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) this Friday.

While it’s perhaps a stretch but not without some tie to reality to describe blowing a sharply piercing whistle as potentially damaging, depending like with any other loud sound on the intensity and length of exposure, it’s rich for Greene to have raised complaints about the demonstrator supposedly committing a so-called assault literally while trying to elevate the profiles of criminal defendants specifically accused, among other things, of attacking police officers! On Friday, Greene had helped lead a visit to a D.C. jail where defendants from the January 6 violence have been being held, and she, like other Republicans, has raised complaints about supposedly unfair treatment surrounding these individuals.

“We toured the DC Jail today and held a press conference outside the jail after our tour,” Greene said online. “This man assaulted everyone there by blowing a whistle as loud as he could in other’s ears and tried multiple times to assault me and other members. My staff and others like this very nice lady did their best to block him. He needs to be arrested and we tried to have him arrested.” There is a woman standing right by the demonstrator in the video. Greene also accused the demonstrator of having yelled “touch, you die!” after it seems someone made or almost made physical contact, although it’s not entirely clear that’s what the person actually said.

“This is just another example out of a million others that the left does repeatedly without accountability,” Greene added, using a single incident involving one single person to melodramatically describe what are millions and millions of people, like a clown. According to Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.), who is the top Democrat on a subcommittee of the House Oversight panel, where Greene also serves, and participated in the jail visit, Republicans on the venture treated detainees like “celebrities.” Garcia also disputed the notion that Capitol rioters put behind bars have faced especially damaging or targeted treatment, an idea that has also recently been refuted in court.