Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed the 'vile left' on Tuesday after a group of protesters overran her press conference with Matt Gaetz and other conservative lawmakers who were running counterprogramming to the Capitol riot committee's first hearing.
'Radical communist leftist are hell-bent on silencing free speech in America,' Greene said in a statement.
'Just like in California, BLM/Antifa domestic terrorists followed their Democratic Party marching orders and formed a mob to try to shut down America First voices fighting for the truth,' the Georgia representative added. 'I refuse to back down to the vile left and will continue to demand answers about January 6th.'
At the same time as the defunct press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's committee investigating the January 6 riot was convening for the first time on Capitol Hill.
Representatives Greene, Gaetz, Louie Gohmer, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs and Bob Good were 'demanding answers' from Attorney General Merrick Garland about the treatment of those arrested in connection to the attack.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
They called these pro-Trump detainees 'political prisoners.'
Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) and Matt Gaetz (right) were forced to shut down a press conference with four other pro-Trump lawmakers on Tuesday after a group of protesters drowned out the event
As the group spoke to a crowd of supporters and protesters, someone repeatedly blew a whistle to drown out what they lawmakers were saying. Finally the protesters got too close for comfort and the press conference ended prematurely
From left: Representatives Bob Good, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Andy Biggs, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar and Matt Gaetz
Greene was rushed by security into a vehicle after the conference abruptly ended and protesters followed the lawmakers off the scene
'These are not unruly or dangerous violent criminals. These are political prisoners, prisoners who are now being persecuted,' Gosar said.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Gohmert question of the U.S.: 'Are we housing political prisoners?'
Protesters showed up in front of the Justice Department on Tuesday to drown out the press conference.
'Are you a pedophile?!' one protester yelled at Gaetz, who is currently under investigation for sex trafficking after allegedly paying a 17-year-old for sex.
Another held up a sign behind the group that read, 'Traitors +