Greene and Santos appear in Manhattan ahead of Trump arraignment
Driving the news: The Georgia firebrand and close Trump ally told a crowd she had come to "protest this unprecedented abuse of our justice system and election interference," per NBC New York.
- Santos also made a brief appearance. The embattled Long Island Republican expressed support for Trump and criticized Democrat Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who convened a grand jury to investigate the president.
- “It’s a bad day for democracy,” Santos said. “This starts a precedent that, what's to stop the next prosecutor?"
- Even once Greene had entered a vehicle, some protesters continued to bang on the windows until the car pulled away, the New York Times reported.
- The New York Young Republican Club had announced Greene would be joining them to "peacefully rally" in support of Trump.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) castigated Greene as she departed the scene, shouting, "get out of here," NBC News reported.
- Bowman said Greene should return to Washington, D.C. to "do something about" gun violence, affordable housing, child poverty, and climate change.
- "Do your freaking job, Marjorie Taylor Greene. You don't need to be in New York City talking that nonsense," he added.
The big picture: While Trump's indictment has enticed some prominent Republicans to jump into the anti-Trump lane, the GOP has largely united around him.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with details throughout.