(DCWatchdog.com) – Following an out-of-control protest on Capitol Hill led by pro-Palestinian demonstrators, US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has called for the safekeeping of all video recordings, photographs, police documents, and arrest records from the House office building.
Two pro-Palestinian Jewish organizations spearheaded the protest: Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow. Participants assembled inside and outside the Cannon House Office Building, held banners, and vociferously chanted, urging a halt to the hostilities in the Gaza-Israel conflict.
Greene shared her formal request to the Capitol Police Chief, J. Thomas Manger, on X.
In her letter, she outlined her concerns, stating, “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.”
She has urged the Committee on House Administration to launch a comprehensive investigation using the materials provided by the Capitol Police. She strongly believes that those involved should face legal consequences, asserting that the “insurrectionists involved must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
It is reported that the protest led to the arrest of about 300 individuals. Notably, three were charged with assaulting a police officer during the booking process, as per the Capitol Police’s social media page.
Greene expressed her disapproval of the demonstration, sharing images and videos of the participants on X. In a specific post, she pointedly referred to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (R-MI) as a “Hamas Caucus Leader” and accused her of instigating the protest. Rep. Tlaib, of Palestinian heritage, was spotted engaging with some of the demonstrators.
Furthermore, Rep. Tlaib is among a group of House Democrats who have been actively appealing to the Biden administration to advocate for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Earlier in the week, this group had presented the “Ceasefire Now Resolution.”
Jewish Voice for Peace claimed that their demonstration drew a crowd of 10,000 on Capitol Hill, with 500 participants inside the office building. Their main objective was to vocalize their demand for an end to what they described as the “genocide in Gaza” supported by the Israeli and U.S. governments.