On Tuesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) led a rally in New York City to protest the indictment of former President Donald Trump, who is facing charges of paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal while campaigning for president in 2016.
Greene said through a megaphone during the rally, “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.”
Protests also broke out in support of and against Trump’s looming arraignment.
In an earlier response to the news that Greene would be in town to join protests against the arraignment, New York City Mayor Eric Adams called out the congresswoman during a press conference, urging protesters to “control themselves.”
He also referred to Greene as someone who spreads “misinformation and hate speech.”
On Twitter, Greene fired back at Mayor Adams, accusing him of threatening her and insinuating violence against her.
“The Mayor called me by name and threatened me giving a dog whistle of violence against me,” she wrote.
Greene moreover claimed that Jumaane Williams, a supporter of New York City Mayor Eric Adams, blew a whistle at her while she was peacefully protesting in a park near the courthouse.
She also accused Williams of being a “thug” and implied that Adams had funded individuals to assault her.
“The New York Public Advocate Jumaane Williams was one of Mayor Adam’s thugs blowing a whistle at me in the park today across from the courthouse while I peacefully protested and used my free speech rights to protest the weaponization of government and persecution of President Trump,” she tweeted.
Greene also shared a screenshot of a text alert she received, which she claimed was proof that Adams had funded “thugs to assault” her.