As Donald Trump is set to make history Tuesday in New York as the first former president indicted and arraigned, the city’s Mayor Eric Adams has a message for one of the Republican’s most loyal supporters.
“People like Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is known to spread misinformation and hate speech, while you’re in town, be on your best behavior,” Adams said during a press conference Monday.
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Greene, a Republican congresswoman from Georgia, has said she will lead a “peaceful protest” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday against the “political persecution” of Trump. She will be joined by the New York Young Republicans, a group with ties to white nationalists and beleaguered Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y.
“Control yourselves,” Adams said to any potential “rabble rousers.”
“New York City is our home, not a playground for your misplaced anger,” he added.
City officials “will not allow violence of any kind,” Adams said.
The mayor said he anticipates some disruption in the city, but he is not worried about violence. There have not been any “specific credible threats,” he said.
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Greene has been one of Trump’s most loyal supporters and most effective lieutenants.
She has not wavered in defending him since the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, and she is fighting for him from committee seats in Congress – panel positions she received this year after helping House Speaker Kevin McCarthy win after 15 historic rounds of voting in January.
Helping to push him over the threshold was an 11th hour phone call on the House floor from Greene to Trump. She leaned on conservative holdouts, urging them to follow the former president’s guidance and elect McCarthy.
Greene recently appeared with Trump at his Waco rally, where the praise for each other was mutual.
“Would you like to run for the Senate? I would fight like hell for you,” Trump said to Greene.
Candy Woodall is a Congress reporter for USA TODAY. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @candynotcandace.