Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams told Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to be on her “best behavior” as she protests former President Donald Trump’s arraignment in New York City Tuesday.
Greene announced Sunday that she will attend a protest against the alleged “unprecedented abuse” carried out by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The former president set out to New York City Monday to attend his arraignment in relation to a Manhattan grand jury voting to indict him over alleged $130,000 in hush money paid to former porn actress Stormy Daniels.
Protesting is a constitutional right and I am going to NY on Tuesday to protest this unprecedented abuse of our justice system and election interference.
I also reject any attempt and anyone who dresses in MAGA but incites violence or commits violence while pretending to be one… https://t.co/7yfrFtj7sd
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 2, 2023
Adams told the upcoming demonstrators to “control” themselves during the expected protests.
“While there might be some rabble-rouses thinking about coming to our city tomorrow, a message is clear and simple. Control yourselves. New York City is our home, not a playground for your misplaced anger. We have the safest largest city in America because we respect the rule of law in New York City. And although we have no specific threats, people like Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is known to spread misinformation and hate speech, she stated she’s coming to town. While you’re [Greene] in town, be on your best behavior.”
The mayor said “violence and vandalism” will not be tolerated during the protests and anyone who engages in those prohibited actions will face criminal prosecution. (RELATED: Trump Reacts To Being Indicted)
Greene said in her tweet that she does not tolerate or encourage any violence, and compared anyone wearing MAGA engaging in violence to the far-left.
“I also reject any attempt and anyone who dresses in MAGA but incites violence or commits violence while pretending to be one of us. You are not one of us, you are one of them,” the Georgia representative wrote. “We will not live in fear and we will lawfully stand against tyranny and corruption while we show our support for President Trump.”
Greene called for the arrest of Bragg following Trump’s announcement of his expected indictment in a March 18 Truth Social post. She accused the district attorney of violating the law and of attempting to “incite civil unrest with his Soros funded political war.”
In his initial post about the arrest, the former president called on his supporters to protest the indictment in order to “take our nation back.”