GOP congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s plan to protest outside Manhattan Supreme Court ahead of former President Donald Trump’s arraignment in the hush money case completely fell apart on Tuesday after she was swarmed by anti-Trump protesters who heckled her aggressively.
The speech made by the Republican lawmaker from Georgia was entirely drowned out by hecklers with whistles and drums protesting against Trump. As a result, Greene only stayed at the venue for a short period and quickly left the scene. Before she hopped into a car and drove off, police officers yelled at journalists to back away from her.
Majorie Taylor Greene gets told to go back to Georgie and called a “crazy Nazi b*tch” by a person in the crowd #trumpindictment #trump #mtg #majorietaylorgreene #TrumpArraignment #TrumpArraignmentDay pic.twitter.com/EfqOKABbwr
— Nadia (@IamNadiaL) April 4, 2023
Journalist Ben Collins later reported from the scene that incidentally, a pro-Trump supporter was responsible for distributing whistles outside the Manhattan venue and he was not even aware that MTG had visited the courthouse and left.
“NY Young Republicans Club, who is hosting MTG, just started chanting USA. Again, you cannot hear a thing. Counterprotesters are louder and there might be more of them. Kind of a fascinating development. The reason you can’t hear Marjorie Taylor Greene, and why this whole thing is off the rails, is because a man has been handing out free whistles. I talked to him. Turns out he’s a Trump supporter and he had no idea MTG was even here,” Collins reported.
Kind of a fascinating development. The reason you can’t hear Marjorie Taylor Greene, and why this whole thing is off the rails, is because a man has been handing out free whistles.
I talked to him. Turns out he’s a Trump supporter and he had no idea MTG was even here. pic.twitter.com/0RJqdyw7H5
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) April 4, 2023
Prior to her arrival at the protest, Mayor Eric Adams had a message for Greene. “People like Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is known to spread misinformation and hate speech, while you’re in town, be on your best behavior,” Adams said during a press conference Monday. “Control yourselves. New York City is our home, not a playground for your misplaced anger.”