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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene storms out of hearing after Jan 6 criticism

By Jake Beardslee · February 7, 2024

In brief…

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene left a House hearing after Robert Garcia accused her of supporting January 6 defendants
  • Greene spoke about D.C. crime before declining to answer questions from Jamie Raskin
  • Garcia said Greene organized a jail visit to "hug and high-five" January 6 defendants
  • Greene abruptly walked out after Garcia's criticism
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene abruptly exited a House committee hearing after being confronted over her alleged support for January 6 Capitol attack defendants.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene abruptly exited a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday after Representative Robert Garcia accused her of embracing and celebrating with defendants involved in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to Newsweek.

During the hearing, Greene spoke for around five minutes regarding crime in Washington D.C. and urged her colleagues to “support the police.” She referred to D.C.’s crime rate as an “absolute embarrassment to our country.” Greene also stated, “I’d also like to remind everyone that one of our own colleagues was carjacked months ago here in Washington, D.C.”

After Greene declined to answer questions from Representative Jamie Raskin, Garcia criticized her, saying “I want to remind the gentlelady that it was her that actually organized a trip to the D.C. jail to hug and high-five and sit with the insurrectionists that actually attacked our Capitol. So, if we’re talking about the safety of D.C., and the Capitol, it is quite, I think, ironic.” At that point, Greene got up and exited the room.