Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) will be appearing in New York City on Tuesday to protest the indictment of Donald Trump by a grand jury operating there, although Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) noted in an interview for MSNBC that there’s not much Greene can actually do to derail the case against Trump.
Greene’s protest, which will also feature the involvement of other right-wingers, is timed to the afternoon when Trump will appear for his arraignment in his case. The charges consist of what are reportedly two dozen allegations related to falsified business records stemming from hush money illegally provided to Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election. Joining Greene’s show of protest will be the New York Young Republican Club, a well-established local entity that was behind a demonstration already held in the city in connection to recent legal scrutiny of Trump — an earlier protest that flopped, in attendance terms. “I’m at the pro-Trump protest put on by the NY Young Republicans Club,” journalist Ben Collins shared the day of the protest. “Not a joke, there are more reporters here than Trump supporters. This was supposed to be the big one.”
“Well, she certainly can go to New York to protest the indictment,” Waters observed of Greene on MSNBC. “It’s not going to do any good. It’s not going to stop it. I think that she’s just gaining more publicity and more attention to herself, but he has been indicted, and there’s nothing that she can do about it at this point. As a matter of fact, she has a reputation for being outrageous, someone that is not to be taken seriously, and so she’ll just continue with that reputation by going to protest, but she can not in any way interfere with justice at this point.”
Greene used familiarly ridiculous language in recent comments about the situation. “They’re not coming after President Trump, they’re coming after us, he’s just in their way,” the Congresswoman said in attempting to rally support for her protest. This line of argument is ridiculous in that it’s not as though Trump’s politics really have anything substantive to do with the case. As apparently alleged, his company falsified business records to conceal reimbursements for the guy who tried to pay off Stormy Daniels — something totally not dependent on anything Trump did politically. In general, demonstrations in New York against Trump have overshadowed any shows of support for the former president in the city, a story even Fox News picked up.
Check out Waters’s interview on MSNBC below: