Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) publicly praised what she called “social consequences” for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Tuesday, as Greene led a rally in New York City protesting the indictment of former President Donald Trump. Trump was indicted by a grand jury last Thursday over alleged hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal during the 2016 campaign cycle.
Greene, armed with a megaphone, spearheaded a rally outside the New York City courthouse to protest the indictment and show support for Trump before his arraignment on Tuesday. AOC, however, slammed Greene’s efforts as “shameless bigotry” in a tweet, adding, “Welcome to NYC! Where there are still social consequences for shameless bigotry.”
Reports indicate that anti-Trump protestors heckled Greene during the rally, shouting and blowing whistles to drown out her speech. Despite the interruptions, Greene addressed the crowd, saying, “We are here to peacefully protest against the persecution of an innocent man. Not just any innocent man, this is the former President of the United States of America.”
The Georgia congresswoman also responded to Mayor Eric Adams’ warning to be on her “best behavior” during the protest, stating, “Also, to Mayor Adams, as you can see, I am here peacefully protesting. He called me out by name.”