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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene's press conference on Capitol rioters shut down by protesters

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 2:33 PM

click to enlarge Protesters shut down a news conference headed by Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor-Greene. - SCREENSHOT VIA TWITTER/AARON RUPAR
  • Screenshot via Twitter/Aaron Rupar
  • Protesters shut down a news conference headed by Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor-Greene.

The number of places that Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are welcome is dwindling. The little-liked trolls among the neo-conservative movement are even having trouble setting up in their own backyard. A press conference from the pair in Washington, D.C., about imprisoned alleged participants in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots was derailed entirely by protesters.

The presser and the protests come as the legislature is beginning its hearings into the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol building. The demonstrators ruined shots of the conference by ambling into the background with accusatory signage. At the same time, a lone person loudly blew a whistle to drown out the speakers.
The protest came well into the conference, when a group carrying a massive Trump puppet and holding signs that said "Pedophiles for Trump" appeared on the scene. C-SPAN was carrying the conference live. Protesters showed up and ran the conference off at about the 16-minute mark.

click to enlarge SCREENSHOT VIA CSPAN
  • Screenshot via CSPAN
The disruption comes shortly after Gaetz and Greene's rally was booted from a California venue after the owner pre-emptively put the kibosh it, saying that he wanted nothing to do with the congressional reps.

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