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Marjorie Taylor-Greene Claims To Have Been “Assaulted by a Man Blowing a Whistle” While Visiting a Federal Facility

Toby Hazlewood

MTG frustrated that police wouldn't respond

Marjorie Taylor-GreenePhoto byShutterstock

On March 24, Georgia's most disruptive and outspoken Republican - Marjorie Taylor-Greene - attended a Washington, DC jail with the apparent intention of checking up on various January 6 Insurrectionists being detained at the facility, along with other members of the House Oversight Committee.

Instead of being greeted as a hero, or welcomed for her actions, MTG was greeted by a number of protestors, apparently objecting to her presence.

Most notable amongst them was a masked, hooded protestor who repeatedly blew a referee's whistle under his mask in an apparent attempt to disrupt and annoy those there to witness the political spectacle. The annoyance appeared to be most keenly-felt by Taylor-Greene who later took to Twitter, claiming that the man had "assaulted" the Georgia Republican and members of her staff.

Commenting on the man, MTG expressed her frustration that the "assault" wasn't taken seriously by various law enforcement agencies:

"He needs to be arrested and we tried to have him arrested. My staffer called 911 and reached an automated recording for several minutes before reaching a human. Reported the guy. She then asked the jail to send out an officer and they refused."

Certainly his whistling was annoying - but MTG's point that police should have been dispatched to arrest the man - is flimsy to say the least.

A distraction from Trump's impending arrest?

MTG's visit to the DC jail was at least a distraction for her from the main business that has been occupying her time this week - protesting against the impending arrest of her political idol Donald Trump.

After Trump first predicted his own indictment would come on March 21, MTG called for people to consider that Trump "always fought for the American people". After having called for a "scorched-earth" response from Republicans in protest if Trump were arrested, she later tried to sell her own branded merchandise to fellow "Enemies of the State".

The last few days of this week were mainly occupied with trying to discredit the Manhattan District Attorney - Alvin Bragg - who is pursuing Trump on the first of the cases that the one-term former president is expected to face this year. MTG called into question whether Bragg was fit to practice, and later questioned why so many cases in New York are eventually downgraded from felonies to misdemeanors, where Trump's case is being taken so seriously.

Deep-fakes of Trump's arrest emerge on the internet

Meanwhile, as Trump's over-stretched legal-team and his remaining allies in the Republican party - particularly Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Florida's Matt Gaetz - rally-around and defend Trump's character, another trend is emerging from the drama.

A number of deep-fakes (false videos and images) have been created anonymously online, and have been circulating around the internet portraying imagined scenes of Trump's arrest.

If such scenes eventually become a reality, it remains to be seen whether Marjorie Taylor-Greene will devote all their time to trying to protest his freedom and that of those who took part in real civil disobedience in attempting to overthrow the Capitol on January 6, or whether they actually focus on the business of serving those who elected them.

Do you think that Marjorie Taylor-Greene is right to be focusing so much attention on the plight of J6 prisoners? Should she be more focused on the needs of citizens of Georgia who elected her? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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