Matt Gaetz & Marjorie Taylor Greene get run out of their press conference by protesters including one with Trump effigy

MATT Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene were run out of their press conference by protesters including one with a Donald Trump effigy.

The Republicans were holding the event at the Department of Justice when it was derailed by a man in yellow blowing a whistle under his face mask.

After the lone protester "entirely drowned out the GOP members," according to Salon reporter Zachary Petrizzo, Gaetz and Greene were quickly rushed out of the presser.

The pair were quickly escorted into individual cars by their team, but Gaetz received more abuse.

"Are you a pedophile?" one protester repeatedly shouted. The representative continued toward his car in silence.


Federal prosecutors are examining whether Gaetz paid underage girls or offered them gifts in exchange for sex, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Investigators have also been looking at whether Gaetz and his associates tried to secure government jobs for some of the women, the people said.

They are also scrutinizing Gaetz’s connections to the medical marijuana sector, including whether his associates sought to influence legislation Gaetz sponsored.

The people had knowledge of the investigation but were not allowed to publicly discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

Gaetz has denied the allegations and any accusation of wrongdoing and has said repeatedly he will not resign from Congress.

A spokesman for the congressman has said Gaetz "never had sex with a minor and has never paid for sex."

Gaetz was followed by someone holding an above-lifesize effigy depicting 45th president Donald Trump.

Greene was unveiling plans to sue House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her mask mandate which the QAnon rep said caused "segregation" among lawmakers.

The former Q-Anon conspiracy theorist, who once likened mask mandates to the Holocaust, appeared to compare Pelosi's mandate to Jim Crow-era laws, accusing her of "segregating" lawmakers who refused to wear masks.

"We're suing @SpeakerPelosi," Greene wrote in a tweet, sharing a link to "" which is lobbying for donations to support the suit.

"I'm suing Nancy Pelosi," a brief statement on the website reveals. "Nancy Pelosi must be held accountable.

"Please rush an emergency $15, $25, $50, $100 donation — whatever you can afford — right away!"

The suit was filed in Washington DC federal court on Tuesday morning, shortly before Greene held her press conference.


In a tweet on Monday night, Greene also referred to House Speaker Pelosi as the "Queen of the #HouseOfHypocrites."

Greene's suit came exactly one week after the House Ethics Committee rejected the appeals of the Georgia Rep., as well as Massie's and Norman's, against $500 fines for repeatedly refusing to wear masks on the House floor back in May.

The Republicans challenged the fines in June, arguing that the mandate was out of sync with recent federal guidance on face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The vote in question happened a week after the CDC issued guidance noting that “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing.”

“I voted on the House floor without wearing my mask,” Norman wrote in his appeal. “I did so because I was following the direction of our nation’s top scientists that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask.”

In her appeal, Greene called the fine “arbitrary and capricious, an abuse of discretion, and otherwise not consistent with law or with principles of fairness.”

On June 11, the requirement was lifted. But Greene, Massie, and Norman were already among nearly a dozen lawmakers – six of whom were fined – who refused to wear masks on the floor in the month prior.

Each of their appeals failed to get support from the majority of the House Ethics Committee panel, which is split evenly between Democrats and Republicans.

All three were therefore instructed to pay the $500 fines.

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