Marjorie Greene’s Town Hall Abruptly Ends After She’s Confronted With The Truth

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During a recent town hall, a woman in the audience confronted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for antagonistic comments she recently made about Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.).

After bringing up the case of Emmett Till, the audience member asked Greene if she knew who Carolyn Donham was. After Greene answered that she didn’t know the referenced woman, the audience member explained: “She was the woman who said that Emmett Till looked at her the wrong way or said something to her — the way you did Jamaal Bowman when you were on the steps of the Capitol talking about gun violence… I think you’re reckless. You had no business saying, ‘Oh, he’s so big; oh, I feel so like he’s gonna hurt me.’ That’s the same thing Carolyn Donham said that got Emmett Till killed.”

Greene, probably spurred by political consulting to which she’s become party since assuming her present position, let the woman initially finish — and then defended her position, attempting to justify her claim of feeling threatened by Bowman, who is a Black man.

It is rather ridiculous in any reasonably objective sense to assume that Bowman’s actions are inherently suspicious when the only difference between what he is doing and what everyone else is doing is his race. In remarks at an earlier point, Greene even compared alleging she is a white supremacist to calling a Black person the n-word… which is an utterly nonsensical comparison. One of those descriptors is connected to a long history of deadly racist violence that threatened to upend and destroy entire cultures and, in the grand scheme of things, wasn’t even last seen on a socially accepted scale that long ago. The other isn’t. Greene is ignorant.

The woman to whom Greene was speaking during the town hall appeared to be wearing a shirt referencing the concept of “good trouble,” evoking the late civil rights leader-turned-Congressman John Lewis. Watch it all below: