On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump is set to be arraigned in New York City, and some supporters have traveled to New York for a rally.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams took the opportunity to target one particular supporter: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.
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“While there may be some rabble-rousers coming to our city tomorrow, our message is clear and simple. Control yourselves. New York City is our home, not a playground for your misplaced anger,” Adams said at a press conference.
“Although we have no specific threats, [we have] people like Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is known to spread misinformation and hate speech. She has stated she’s coming to town.”
Before long, Adams addressed Greene directly.
“While you’re in town, be on your best behavior,” Adams said, addressing Greene. “We are the safest large city in America because we respect the rule of law in New York City. As always, we will not allow violence or vandalism of any kind,” Adams said. “If one is caught participating in any act of violence, they will be arrested and held accountable, no matter who you are.”
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NYC Mayor Eric Adams told Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to "be on your best behavior" while visiting the city during a press conference on security measures ahead of Donald Trump's expected arraignment Tuesday.https://t.co/gQj2QxYACt pic.twitter.com/XomzrB3XjP
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Greene has been doing a press tour ahead of Trump’s arraignment. In an interview with Semafor, she encouraged Trump supporters to protest the indictment “lawfully and peacefully,” and she discussed changing her mind about protests.
“Well, I changed my mind because we — it’s our First Amendment right,” Greene told the outlet. “And we have a right to protest. And it’s so absolutely horrible what Alvin Bragg has done, and he’s truly crossed the line with our justice system.”
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However, Greene preemptively condemned any use of violence, despite Adams’ scaremongering.
“If anyone shows up and tries to dress like a Trump supporter, or dresses in MAGA, and they are breaking the law or inciting or committing violence, or doing anything wrong, I will reject those people so hard and fast,” Greene told Semafor. “It’s not even funny.”
The New York Young Republican Club organized the rally for Tuesday in New York. Greene has promoted the event on Twitter.
“I also reject any attempt and anyone who dresses in MAGA [Make America Great Again] but incites violence or commits violence while pretending to be one of us. You are not one of us, you are one of them,” Greene tweeted, sharing a link to the rally. “We will lawfully stand against tyranny and corruption while we show our support for President Trump.”
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