The fiery Republican made this defiant statement during a town hall meeting held in Floyd County, located in northwest Georgia, where she vehemently criticized the perceived leniency of the sentencing of Joseph Morelli.
Joseph Morelli, hailing from Endicott, New York, had been sentenced to three months in prison in 2022 after he pleaded guilty to sending threatening voicemail messages to Greene.
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Her Warning
In a video posted by Greene to her 2.6 million Twitter followers, she expressed her discontent with what she perceives as bias within the American judicial system.
Greene drew parallels between the perceived lack of prosecution of left-wing activists accused of violence and the sentencing of supporters of former President Donald Trump linked to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia, as of August 6, 2023, over 1,106 defendants had faced charges related to the deadly Capitol riot. Among those recently sentenced in connection with the attempted insurrection is Joseph Biggs, leader of the Proud Boys, who received a 17-year prison term. This sentence prompted Greene to question earlier in the week how many Black Lives Matter protesters had received comparable sentences.
Over 300 people faced charges for alleged offenses during nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd in 2020.
Marjorie Taylor Green then turned her attention to the case of Joseph Morelli, a 51-year-old individual whom she believed received a lenient sentence in August after admitting to sending her threatening messages.
Morelli had left menacing phone messages at Greene’s congressional office and was ordered to surrender on October 2, receiving a three-month prison sentence.
‘Wall of Bullets’ Warning from Marjorie Taylor Greene
In response to a comment from an audience member, Greene stated, “He can hire someone to kill me. He’s going to be met with a big wall of bullets if he comes to my house. Because I’m a big believer in semi-automatic AR-15s. Thank you very much.”
Greene’s remarks garnered applause from the audience, with some attendees vocally expressing their support.
A caption accompanying Greene’s X platform post read: “A deranged man who planned to kill me only received three months in jail and doesn’t have to report until October. But let me tell you, if anyone tries to do anything to me, they’ll be meeting a wall of bullets.”
Since being shared on September 2, the post has garnered approximately 145,000 views and 5,600 likes.
Marjorie Taylor Greene then drew a comparison between her situation and that of Craig DeLeeuw Robertson, a 75-year-old man from Utah who called for the assassination of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in 2022 and made what was perceived as a threat to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s life.
This threat was posted on former President Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social. Employees of the platform alerted the FBI, which subsequently fatally shot Robertson during a raid on his home. Greene criticized these posts during her speech in Floyd County.
Robertson’s death generated outrage among conservatives who argued that the killing was unjustified. However, an Associated Press report, citing two law enforcement sources who spoke anonymously, indicated that Robertson was armed at the time of the shooting.
Georgia Gilholy is a journalist based in the United Kingdom who has been published in Newsweek, The Times of Israel, and the Spectator. Gilholy writes about international politics, culture, and education.
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