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Marjorie Taylor Green Storms Out Of Committee Hearing During Democrat Colleague’s Speech

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Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene caused a ruckus in the House after she walked out in the middle of her Democrat colleague’s comments.

It happened on Tuesday during a House Committee hearing when Rep. Greene was speaking about high crime in the nation’s capital, Newsweek reported.

She asked her colleagues to “support the police.” And said that D.C.’s crime rate is an “absolute embarrassment to our country.”

“I’d also like to remind everyone that one of our own colleagues was carjacked months ago here in Washington, D.C.,” she said “We also just had a former Trump admin official [Mike Gill, formerly of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission] die because he was shot here in our nation’s capital, and many Hill staffers themselves have been attacked just walking the city streets. This is an ongoing crime epidemic here in our nation’s capital and it’s appalling.”

“I also heard President Trump come under attack once again because Democrats have nothing else to say to defend their own policies but attack President Trump,” the representative said.

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After her comments, ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin asked to speak and address what she said, but Rep. Greene was not interested.

“No, I will not yield to one of your stupid questions that are always attacking me and attacking President Trump,” she said.

But Democrat Rep. Robert Garcia was picked to speak after Greene and that is when things got intense.

“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,” the representative said.

“So, if we’re talking about the safety of D.C., and the Capitol, it is quite, I think, ironic,” he said.

A furious Rep. Greene walked out midway through his comments.

Garcia’s press secretary Marissa Davia emailed Newsweek after the confrontation.

“January 6th was a violent insurrection that claimed the lives of Capitol police officers. Congressman Garcia is not going to sit by and watch as Marjorie Taylor Greene claims to stand with law enforcement when he watched her cheer on the domestic terrorists that attacked our democracy and Capitol,” she said. “He’s going to call her out every time. As a member who takes his oath of office seriously, he will always fight to defend our Constitution and the integrity of Congress.”

A former Trump administration official has died after being shot during a carjacking incident in Washington, D.C., last week, according to a Saturday report.

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Fox News said that Mike Gill, who served as chief of staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), “was sitting in his vehicle on Monday night, when a suspect entered his car and shot him. The incident happened in the 900 block of K Street NW at around 5:45 p.m.”

Police have identified the suspect as Artell Cunningham, 28. Law enforcement officials added that Cunningham attempted to steal another vehicle approximately an hour later and subsequently approached other individuals, demanding their car keys.

Among those individuals was Alberto Vasquez, Jr., 35, who Cunningham is alleged to have fatally shot during a carjacking incident at the intersection of 3rd and N Streets Northeast. Cunningham was subsequently shot and killed by law enforcement officers, Fox News reported.

Gill’s wife, Kristina, broke the news of her husband’s death to FOX 5 DC.

“It is with profound sadness that I wish to inform the community of the passing of my husband, Mike Gill,” she said in a statement. “His sudden departure has left a void in our lives that can never be filled.”

“In this time of grief, we are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and the community, and extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has reached out to offer condolences and assistance,” she added.

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