Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is set to join the New York Young Republican Club for a 'peaceful protest' in Manhattan on Tuesday, the same day former President Donald Trump is slated to be arraigned in court over his alleged role in a 2016 hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
The event will coincide with the group's scheduled protest of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's "heinous attack" on Trump, who was indicted last week on criminal charges related to the payment. Many Republicans have claimed that the indictment was politically motivated and intended to harm Trump's chances of running for president again in 2024.
Despite concerns about potential violence at the protest, Greene publicly disavowed any such actions and reaffirmed her support for Trump during a tweet on Sunday. She also rejected "any attempt and anyone who dresses in MAGA but incites violence or commits violence while pretending to be one of us" during the demonstration.
Greene said she would not live in fear and defended her right to participate in peaceful protests.
New York police have been on alert ahead of Tuesday’s events but have made only one arrest connected with the indictment.
The New York Young Republican Club has not released further details about their planned protest location or schedule, nor confirmed how many people are expected to attend.