Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) is asking the Capitol Police for help after fellow Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) suggested that Second Amendment rights be “used against” Democrats.
During an appearance on former White House aide Sebastian Gorka’s radio show, Greene complained about Stacey Abrams, who has announced she will once again run for Governor of Georgia. Should Abrams win, she’ll be the first Black woman in the role. And that doesn’t sit well with Greene, who’s been working against voting rights in one of the battleground states at the center of Donald Trump’s Big Lie.
Like many right-wing members of the Republican Party, Greene pushed the false fear tactic that Democrats want to “take away” legally owned firearms. “The next thing she talked about was grabbing people’s guns,” Greene said of Abrams’ announcement speech. “She hates Georgia’s Second Amendment rights. She wants to stop constitutional carry.”
Rep. Haley Stevens raised concerns about MTG's mental health and asked Capitol Police for help after Greene suggested that Second Amendment rights be used against Democrats. Laurence Tribe echoed the sentiment, but suggested Greene be put in a padded cell instead.
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“Ultimately, the truth is it’s our Second Amendment rights, our right to bear arms, that protects Americans and gives us the ability to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government,” Greene stated, misinterpreting the wording of the Second Amendment. “And I hate to use this language, but Democrats, they’re exactly … they’re doing exactly what our Founders talked about when they gave us the precious rights that we have.”
"Marjorie Taylor Greene Praises ‘Second Amendment Rights’ As Means of Defense." Every time a GOP official talks Second Amendment rights in this context please understand it's meant as a threat with the goal being to intimidate us into silence. We will not be silenced by them!
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 12, 2022
Greene’s public behavior seems to have grown increasingly unhinged the more the January 6th House Select Committee uncovers about the planning of the rally, and some of her colleagues have stopped joking about her and have begun voicing real concerns that the pro-gun Greene may literally take the law into her own hands. Greene’s personal Twitter account was also permanently suspended after she broke the site’s rules regarding COVID19 misinformation.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is encouraging people to use their second amendment rights on Democrats. I would like to know why under the 14th amendment, she still has a job? pic.twitter.com/4ab7kTfF4y
— Melsap (@melsap66) January 12, 2022
Rep. Stevens has requested help from the Capitol Police, noting that if it was any other workplace or school, Greene would be investigated for her threats. She also noted that she’s “genuinely concerned” about Greene’s mental health.
I am concerned about the mental health of my colleague from Georgia and would like @CapitolPolice to address her dangerous threats in my workplace.
Just as we would in any school or job site, we cannot let calls for gun violence go unchecked. https://t.co/ho11NObjz6
— Haley Stevens (@HaleyLive) January 12, 2022