- The New York Times reports that Representative Marjorie Taylor Green has spent more on security this year than in previous years.
- Green was spending $1,000 a month on security before 2022, but that number is now over $49,000 a month.
- Green’s campaign said in April it had received more threats, but did not say when the recovery began.
Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green’s campaign spent $183,000 on safety from January to May 2022, according to a new New York Times report.
An analysis of Greene’s campaign finances shows that she not only spent more than previous years, but also more on security than any other current political candidate in the country.
Greene hired the KaJor Group, a company that also employed 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot and killed two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020, The Times reported.
Before 2022, Green was spending $1,000 a month on security, but that number now exceeds $49,000 a month, The Times reports.
Alia Shoaib previously reported that Green spent more on her campaign in the first quarter than she received in donations.
A spokesperson told The Daily Beast in April that the lawmaker has been receiving more threats lately. The campaign spokesman did not say when the threats began to increase.
Among the incidents the spokeswoman cited was her public feud with nighttime talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who asked “Where’s Will Smith when you really need him?” In response to Green’s criticism of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The joke was read as a reference to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.
The spokesman cited the March arrest of a man who Green said police had threatened with “physical harm.”
Last month, Green told CNN’s Jim Acosta that he was harassing her after confronting her in the street with texts urging Mark Meadows, President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, to do the following after the January 6 riots imposed martial law.
Earlier this month, Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger criticized Green for acting like a “poor and helpless victim and congresswoman” when asked about January 6, despite “assaulting” a school shooting survivor and “standing outside a member’s desk” in Congress,” Kinzinger said.
Kinzinger apparently referred to Greene as he confronts a Parkland shooting survivor screaming at Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in 2019.
A Greene representative did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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