‘ARE YOU A PEDOPHILE!?’ Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene Flee Presser After Hecklers Shut It Down

 

A press conference by Republican House members including Reps. Matt Gaetz (FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) ended abruptly on Tuesday as protesters swarmed the scene.

The event was held outside the Justice Department and centered on “demanding answers” from Attorney General Merrick Garland about the treatment of those who had been arrested in connection with January’s unrest in Washington, D.C. It was besieged from the start by a man loudly blowing a whistle as the members of  Congress attempted to speak. The man, standing just feet behind an apparent member of the media, persisted despite a confrontation with the hapless journalist, who pleaded with him to refrain.

As Greene took the podium, protesters wielding signs stormed the stand and the lawmakers surrounding it, which included Gaetz in addition to Reps. Louie Gohmert (TX) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ).

The group’s jeers included at least one from a person who shouted, apparently at Gaetz, “Are you a pedophile?” Counter-protesters were also captured on footage of the event, shouting, “Free the January 6th prisoners.”

Gohmert briefly took the podium as his colleagues hurriedly shuffled away and most of the protesters followed them. “For those of you that really care about due process, thank you,” Gohmert said.

Watch above via CSPAN.

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