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On Tuesday, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene delivered the following remarks at the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability’s Organizational Meeting for the 118th Congress.

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene  
Miss Crockett, I do agree with you about Tyree Nichols death.

I watched the video and it was tragic and and extremely difficult to watch.

I would also like to point out that that city is Democrat controlled, and the five officers that have been arrested and charged are black.

And I think that this isn’t isn’t an issue of racism or anything like that.

I think that the judge and the jury in the trial needs to work out what happened there, but I share that with you.

But I’d like to also point something that I’d hope you share with me.

There’s a woman in this room whose daughter was murdered on January 6, Ashli Babbitt. And there’s never been a trial.

As a matter of fact, no one has cared about the person that shot and killed her. And no one in this Congress has really addressed that issue.

January 6 committee didn’t address it.

And I believe that there are many people that came into the Capitol on January 6, whose civil rights and liberties are being violated heavily.

And this committee will, I hope, Mr. Chairman, look into those civil rights abuses, because they’re happening in a jail right here in this city.

And I hope Miss Norton will will care about that as well, as well as jails across the country.

I’ve been in that jail.

And it’s not just the January 6 defendants, pretrial, by the way, it’s many of the inmates in there living in horrific conditions.

So I think that’s something that you and I can care about.

Congressman Jamie Raskin 
Will the gentlelady yield just for a moment?

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene
No, I will not yield.

But I would like to say and point out this: civil rights and liberties are important, but we have to make sure that we crack down on the two-tier justice system, because that needs to end.

Subpoena Power

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene
I really appreciate the sentiments of bipartisanship.

I think that’s what’s missing in Congress.But I would also like to remind the committee that after two years of a very heavy controlled hand here in Congress and on committees, where Republicans didn’t have a voice, I in particular had no voice having no committees being stripped of them by our former speaker and Democrats in Congress.

I think it’s also important to point out that as far as subpoenas are concerned and bringing up President Trump and how his family has been treated by Democrats, Eric Trump in particular has been subpoenaed over 400 times, and has never broken a law.

So I think subpoena power is extremely important.

But I oppose this amendment because the Democrats have proven what they do with subpoena power, especially with the January 6 committee, and I think we can trust Republicans on this committee and our new chairman, Jamie Comer, to do a great job with it.

Getting to Work for the American People

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene  

I oppose this amendment.

I think it’s important for us to all recognize that the White House just announced that they’ll be calling an end to the COVID-19 emergency.

So there’s no need for us to vote to amend the rules to allow for this.

Of course, we extend our heartfelt prayers and good well wishes to Mr. Raskin as he’s going through cancer treatment, something certainly all of us can understand and hope the best for him.

As far as pregnancy, pregnancy is a wonderful gift for women and becoming a mother is a wonderful thing.

It doesn’t stop many women from showing up for work.

So I don’t think that should be considered to be a concern of why we need to adopt this amendment that members can’t show up.

I think it’s important for all members to come and be present as much as they possibly can because we have a job to do for the American people.


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