Marjorie Taylor Greene Defends Killer Cops Because ‘They Don’t Make a Lot of Money’
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Thursday railed against ending qualified immunity for police officers who shoot unarmed civilians, arguing that trigger-happy cops should not be held accountable for their actions because they “don’t make a lot of money.”
Greene said in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives that Democrats “legislate and vote to defund police” in reference to House Resolution 1280 – the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 – which was passed by the House in March.
HR 1280 “removed qualified immunity. That means police officers can be sued if someone is upset with them for their actions on the job,” Greene complained.
“Police officers don’t make a lot of money. They can’t afford big attorney bills. It will ruin them. Just because someone may get their feelings hurt because they got arrested,” Greene said.
Bullets hurt, ma’am.
“HR 1280 will also allow police officers to be placed on a list,” Greene continued. “That means whether it is proven or unproven, someone can accuse a police officer of doing some sort of wrong and their name and information gets put on a public list that the Department of Justice will manage on a website that’s open to anyone that wants to look it up. Founded or unfounded, their actions, no matter it’s true or not, their name goes on this list and what they’re being accused of.”
This is no different than run-of-the-mill court records which are all freely available to the public regardless of whether a defended wins or loses a case.
Greene clearly would prefer that officers be permitted to shoot people with impunity.
Watch below via The Hill:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on removing qualified immunity: "Police officers don't make a lot of money. They can't afford big attorney bills. It will ruin them. Just because someone may get their feelings hurt because they got arrested." https://t.co/Wx73zxzATV pic.twitter.com/5vq8vxN13b
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