Consultant Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) lashed out at Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms after Bottoms blamed the rise of crime in her metropolis on the Georgia Republican Celebration’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions and quick access to firearms.
“Atlanta’s Keisha Bottoms is one in all America’s worst mayors, perhaps even worse than [Lori] Lightfoot & [Bill] de Blasio,” Greene wrote on Twitter, referring to the respective mayors of Chicago and New York Metropolis.
“Lenox Mall used to draw consumers from throughout America, now it has steel detectors. BLM riots. Defund the police. Buckhead needs to depart,” she added, although she didn’t present any proof to again up her claims.
Atlanta’s Keisha Bottoms is one in all America’s worst mayors, perhaps even worse than Lightfoot & de Blasio.
Lenox Mall used to draw consumers from throughout America, now it has steel detectors. BLM riots. Defund the police. Buckhead needs to depart.
TOTAL DISASTER. Thanks, Keisha.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) June 21, 2021
Greene’s remarks got here after The New York Submit revealed a chunk quoting Bottoms after she appeared on MSNBC and excoriated the Republican Celebration for his or her reopening plan at the same time as Covid-19 instances continued to rise in Georgia.
“Keep in mind in Georgia we had been opened up earlier than the remainder of the nation, even earlier than the CDC stated that it was protected for us to open so our evening golf equipment and our bars remained open so we had individuals touring right here from throughout the nation to social gathering in our metropolis,” Bottoms stated Friday.
“Till we take care of the systemic problems with gun violence on this nation, how simply younger individuals, individuals with psychological diseases can entry weapons on this nation, I’m afraid that this won’t be the final summer season that we’re having this dialog,” Bottoms added, noting that the pandemic “left lots of people battered and bruised, not simply bodily but in addition emotionally” that has contributed to an uptick in gun violence.
Greene has attacked Bottoms earlier than, at one level claiming with out proof that “an EXPLOSION of crime and homicides” in Atlanta is the rationale why the Biden administration at one level supplied Bottoms an ambassadorship to the Bahamas.
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