a Video A news conference has gone viral after a reporter accused GOP representatives of defending accused Capitol rioters more vigorously than defending Capitol police.
Reps Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and two other House Republicans held presser Tuesday to protest what they described as the brutal mistreatment of Capitol riot defendants in prison. During the Q&A at the end, a reporter vividly recalls the rebellion in which those defendants are accused.
The reporter said, “We saw police officers who were sprayed with bears in their eyes and blinded by many of these January 6 defendants, which is what you are now drawing attention to.” “I can’t remember that you had a press conference about the ‘extraordinarily brutal’ behavior of Capitol police officers.”
Ms Green was clearly irritated by the question.
“You may not remember a particular press conference about police officers, but I have made many public statements and cried against all the violence against police officers,” the Georgia Congresswoman shot back.
“Congressman Gohmert sponsored a bill that I co-sponsored with him, wanted to give him medals of honor,” she continued, “wanting to reward him for how he was treated during the January 6 riots. But wanted to extend it to police officers as well.” all over the country. I’m not going to separate them. I strongly support our police and I have consistently condemned the violence here.”
In fact, Ms. Greene, Mr. Getz and Rep. Louis Gohmert all voted against a bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to officers defending the Capitol on 6 January. Separately, Mr. Gohart introduced an alternative version of the bill that made no mention of the Capital riots. The first version was eventually passed.
Feather Twitter, where a video of the Tasty Exchange garnered nearly 800,000 views, with viewers complaining that no one fact-checked Ms. Green in real time.
“She voted against awarding the medals to Capitol Police,” a wrote, “Did someone from the press remind him of that?”
“You actually voted against awarding him the medal,” another commented, “Interrupt these people. If you have to, don’t let them change the narrative. Be on them.”
Granthshala Ms. Green has been reached for comment.
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