The US Capitol building was invaded on October 18.
What’s even more amazing is that the mayhem that took place was egged on by prominent elected officials.
Now Marjorie Taylor Greene is seeking strong action after a Pro-Palestine mob invaded the Capitol.
Last week saw a huge protest at the Capitol and in the rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building.
Encouraging the crowd were members of the far-left “Squad,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
The crowd gathered in the rotunda, vowing to stay there until Israel agreed to a ceasefire.
The specific catalyst for the demonstration was when an explosion that occurred at a Gaza hospital was initially blamed on an Israeli bombing.
Subsequent video evidence and an assessment from the U.S. National Security Council showed that the explosion was in fact a result of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group’s own rockets, resulting in damage and deaths in the Palestinian territory of Gaza.
The Israeli government has been retaliating with air strikes against the Palestinian extremists who staged an attack on October 7th, resulting in thousands of injuries and deaths of innocent people.
The protest happened even though Capitol police made it known that such activity wasn’t allowed in the building.
A group of protesters are demonstrating inside the Cannon Rotunda. Demonstrations are not allowed inside Congressional Buildings. pic.twitter.com/pZHKqSpjoL
— The U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) October 18, 2023
Townhall editor Spencer Brown noted on X, “The scene in the Cannon House Office Building rotunda on Capitol Hill as Hamas sympathizers chant under a banner calling for a “CEASEFIRE.” Of note, demonstrations are not allowed in congressional buildings, per Capitol Police.”
The scene in the Cannon House Office Building rotunda on Capitol Hill as Hamas sympathizers chant under a banner calling for a “CEASEFIRE.” Of note, demonstrations are not allowed in congressional buildings, per Capitol Police. pic.twitter.com/9RcCIjUzud
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) October 18, 2023
Protesters even blocked the road in and around the Capitol.
Protestors have now blocked the road in front of the U.S.Capitol pic.twitter.com/o5EkGeAhD3
— Wid Lyman (@Wid_Lyman) October 18, 2023
As a result of all these actions, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was incensed and made plain on her plan to do something about it.
MTG: Hold the bad actors to account
The populist conservative Congresswoman addressed a letter to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger.
She then shared the content of that letter on the social media platform X.
Greene wrote, “I am formally requesting that the United States Capitol Police preserve all video surveillance footage, photographic evidence, police reports, and arrest records from all House Office Buildings on October 18, 2023. The group that organized the insurrection, Jewish Voice for Peace, is a pro-Islamic anti-Semitic group that seeks the destruction of the state of Israel, according to the Anti-Defamation League.”
Her letter continued, “By launching an insurrection in the Capitol complex, these actors caused elevators to be shut down, staircases and hallways to be blocked, exits to be made inaccessible, and official legislative business to be obstructed, putting Members of Congress, their staffs, and Capitol visitors at risk. The Committee on House Administration must investigate this incident and review all footage and evidence provided by Capitol Police, and the insurrectionists involved must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
I am formally requesting that the United States Capitol Police preserve all video surveillance footage, photographic evidence, police reports, and arrest records from all House Office Buildings on October 18, 2023.@CapitolPolice pic.twitter.com/MJ8DaRehy4
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 18, 2023
For her part Rep. Rashida Tlaib continued to blame Israel, even though prominent Democrats including President Biden now admit that the explosion wasn’t from Israeli Defense Forces.
Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that. @POTUS this is what happens when you refuse to facilitate a ceasefire & help de-escalate.
Your war and destruction only approach has opened my eyes and many… https://t.co/mZYoifT7bj
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) October 17, 2023
Marjorie Taylor Greene is likely to get considerable support for her measure, but time will tell if the agitators are held to account.
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.