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Marjorie Taylor Greene smokes after reporter accuses her of supporting Capitol riot defendants more than Capitol Police

ONE videotapes of a press conference went viral after a reporter accused GOP representatives of defending the accused Capitol rioters more aggressively than they had defended the Capitol Police.

Represent Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz. In the question-and-answer session at the end, a reporter vividly recounted the uprising for which those defendants were accused.

“We have seen police officers sprayed in the eyes by bears and blinded by many defendants this January 6 that you are attracting attention now,” the reporter said. “I don’t recall you holding a press conference about the ‘uncharacteristically cruel’ treatment of Capitol Police officers.”

Miss Greene was clearly irritated by this question.

“You may not remember a particular press conference about police officers, but I have made many public statements and spoken out against all violence against police officers,” said Georgia congresswoman. counterattack.

“Congressman Gohmert sponsored a bill that I co-sponsored with him, wanted to award a medal of honor,” she continued, “want to reward them for how they were treated during the riot. January 6, but also extended it to police officers. nationwide. I will not separate them. I am very supportive of our police and I have repeatedly denounced the violence here.”

In fact, Ms Greene, Mr Gaetz, and Rep Louie Gohmert all of vote against bill awarding Congressional Gold Medals to officers guarding the Capitol on January 6. Separately, Mr. Gohmert introduced an alternate version of the bill that made no mention of the Capitol riots. The first version has finally been adopted.

Above Twitter, in which a video of the challenge exchange has garnered nearly 800,000 views, viewers complain that no one has verified Ms Greene’s authenticity in real time.

“She voted against honoring the Capitol Police with a medal,” one Written. “Did anyone from the press remind her of that?”

“You actually voted AGAIN to give them a medal,” said another commented. “Interrupt these people if you have to, don’t let them change the story. Let’s continue them. ”

The Independent Contacted Ms. Greene for comment.

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