Marjorie Taylor Greene Compares Tyre Nichols To Capitol Rioter Ashli Babbitt

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is already utilizing her new perch on the Home Oversight Committee to host a pity celebration for the mob rioters who ransacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Throughout a committee assembly on Tuesday, Greene in contrast the police killing of Tyre Nichols throughout a site visitors cease in Memphis, Tennessee, to the police capturing of Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt as she tried to interrupt into an interior room of the Capitol.


Rep. Jasmine Crocket (D-Texas) had spoken out towards Republicans’ choice to disband an oversight subcommittee centered on civil rights, mentioning Nichols’ dying as one thing the subcommittee might need investigated.

“Miss Crockett, I do agree with you about Tyree Nichols’ dying,” Greene stated. “I watched the video, and it was tragic and intensely tough to observe.”

However Memphis is a metropolis managed by Democrats, Greene stated, and the officers who beat Nichols have been Black, so it “isn’t a problem of racism or something like that,” she stated.

“However I’d wish to additionally level one thing that I’d hope you share with me: There’s a girl on this room whose daughter was murdered on Jan. 6, Ashli Babbitt,” Greene continued, having apparently invited Babbitt’s mom to attend the listening to.

“As a matter of truth, nobody has cared about the individual that shot and killed her. And nobody on this Congress has actually addressed that concern,” Greene stated. “And I imagine that there are lots of those that got here into the Capitol on Jan. 6, whose civil rights and liberties are being violated closely.”

The Capitol Police and the Justice Division each cleared the officer who shot Babbitt. She had been attempting to climb via the smashed window of a doorway to the Speaker’s Foyer simply exterior the Home chamber. Police had barricaded the door to maintain the rioters out.

“The actions of the officer on this case probably saved Members and employees from severe harm and doable dying from a big crowd of rioters who compelled their means into the U.S. Capitol and to the Home Chamber the place Members and employees have been steps away,” the Capitol Police stated after finishing a overview in August 2021.

The Justice Division stated in April 2021 its investigation “revealed no proof to ascertain that, on the time the officer fired a single shot at Ms. Babbitt, the officer didn’t moderately imagine that it was essential to take action in self-defense or in protection of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the Home Chamber.”

5 Memphis law enforcement officials have been charged with homicide for beating Nichols for a number of minutes after a site visitors cease earlier this month, a scenario not remotely just like the mob siege of the Capitol.

Greene is a conspiracy theorist whom Democrats blocked from serving on committees within the earlier Congress due to her previous threatening commentary about her fellow lawmakers. She and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) have claimed the Donald Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol had been manipulated by secret FBI brokers relatively than incited to violence by Trump’s election lies.

Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) stated final 12 months Greene might serve on committees if Republicans gained the Home, and Greene pushed for a seat on the oversight committee in order that she might spotlight the supposed mistreatment of rioters like Babbitt.

Greene informed HuffPost final 12 months that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the second-ranking Republican within the Home, informed her he would help an oversight committee investigation of “political prisoners” held at D.C. jail.

Home Oversight chair James Comer (R-Ky.) was noncommittal about investigating the plight of Capitol rioters.

“We glance into plenty of issues that typically they could get to the following stage of an investigation, and typically we simply really feel we don’t really feel like we’ve acquired sufficient to go to an investigation,” Comer informed HuffPost in November. “So if that’s vital to her, then that’s one thing that I’m positive that we’ll have a look at.”