Marjorie Taylor Greene has issued an ultimatum to District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser. Greene has been trying to force a confrontation regarding the defendants charged with the January 6th attack on Congress, and Bowser has, she says, not responded to her many missives to that effect. Now, she says that if there isn’t a response inside 72 hours, there will be consequences.
Aside from Greene’s determined support of people who carried out a deadly attack in an attempt to overturn an election, there’s another problem with her threat — she can’t really follow through, since she’s already carried it out.
“We hand-delivered because all our other letters have went unanswered,” she declared. “[Mayor Bowser] has 72 hours to respond.”
We hand delivered because all our other letters have went unanswered.
She has 72 hours to respond. pic.twitter.com/GDarN8N9A1
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) November 4, 2021
However, according to the letter — which is three pages of complaints about prison conditions (only regarding the January 6th defendants, not for the incarcerated across the nation) and the refusal to allow Greene and others to enter to inspect the facility for themselves — at the end of the 72-hour period, the consequence Mayor Bowser will suffer is that Greene will release the letter publicly, to the media, the residents of D.C., and the Department of Justice.
Greene issues this warning — a threat to release the letter if she doesn’t get her way — while publishing the letter, the same letter in question, in full on Twitter. So much for that 72-hours deadline.
Greene, along with Louie Gohmert, again showed up at the facility this week in a political demonstration to complain about not being allowed in without going through procedures.
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) November 3, 2021
In her letter, which she says she delivered after all other options were exhausted, Greene has formally requested a tour.
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