Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) claimed, without offering grounds oregon offering solutions, that “Democrat policies” are liable for an accrued transgression complaint successful Georgia.
“In the archetypal six months of this year, homicides are up 50% and shootings are up 40% successful the Democrat-run City of Atlanta,” she claimed, adding that “Democrat policies marque Georgians little safe!”
In the archetypal six months of this year, homicides are up 50% and shootings are up 40% successful the Democrat-run City of Atlanta.
Democrat policies marque Georgians little safe! #gapol
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) July 21, 2021
Greene’s comments travel aft the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee held their archetypal proceeding Monday to sermon transgression successful Atlanta.
“The residents of Atlanta are Georgians and we each unrecorded nether the aforesaid Constitution. Let maine punctuation to you from Article One, Section 1 of the Georgia Constitution. ‘Protection to idiosyncratic and spot is the paramount work of authorities and shall beryllium impartial and complete,'” House Speaker David Ralston read. “Let that beryllium your mandate. Do bully enactment and bash it quickly.”
Ralston announced helium volition see an further $3 cardinal successful his fund proposals for the remainder of this fiscal twelvemonth and adjacent twelvemonth to supply for further authorities instrumentality enforcement successful Atlanta.
Last month, Greene lashed retired astatine Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms aft Bottoms blamed the summation of transgression successful her metropolis connected the Georgia Republican Party’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions and casual entree to firearms.
“Atlanta’s Keisha Bottoms is 1 of America’s worst mayors, possibly adjacent worse than [Lori] Lightfoot & [Bill] de Blasio,” Greene wrote connected Twitter, referring to the respective mayors of Chicago and New York City.
“Lenox Mall utilized to pull shoppers from each implicit America, present it has metallic detectors. BLM riots. Defund the police. Buckhead wants to leave,” she added, though she did not supply immoderate grounds to backmost up her claims.
Greene has attacked Bottoms before, astatine 1 point claiming without grounds that “an EXPLOSION of transgression and homicides” successful Atlanta is the crushed wherefore the Biden medication astatine 1 constituent offered Bottoms an ambassadorship to the Bahamas.
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