Marjorie Greene’s Protest For Trump Struggles When Counter-Protesters Assemble

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) showed up at a park near Manhattan court buildings to express her support for Donald Trump on the day his arraignment was scheduled in his unfolding criminal case connected to the hush money given to Stormy Daniels, and the Georgia Republican was quickly drowned out by the crowd, which included people blowing whistles and otherwise making noise.

Although she seemed to have a megaphone, it didn’t really help as she shared familiar — and contested — Republican complaints trying to depict Democrats as allegedly the party of violence, among other contentions. She was barely audible some 10 to 15 feet away from where she was standing, undercutting for some any kind of assertion that what went down was some kind of commanding show of support for Trump — arguments she separately began spreading on Twitter that afternoon.

The noise from the crowd mirrored what happened at a recent press conference she attempted to hold in Washington, D.C., where she along with other members of Congress visited a jail that has held detainees whose criminal cases originate with the Capitol riot. A seemingly lone individual was blowing a whistle from behind a face mask of the sort individuals have worn throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greene characterized the demonstrator, later accosted by supporters, as having committed assault. Accusations of physical violence also underlined some of the criminal allegations lodged by prosecutors against individuals involved in the Capitol riot who Greene has supported. In southern Manhattan on Tuesday, the Congresswoman didn’t speak for very long, perhaps driven away by the noise from the crowd.

Nearby, large crowds of both Trump supporters and opponents remained assembled, each numbering in probably the lower hundreds. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), whose district is in the area, also visited the scene, questioning Greene’s presence. He argued what was slated to happen on Tuesday was far away from her district and had little to do with the work associated with her actual job responsibilities in the House.