Monday, September 18, 2023–9:37 a.m.
-Adam Carey, Rome News-Tribune-
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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green spoke at the Floyd County GOP Tillman Rally Saturday morning and delivered a blistering attack on the Rome City Commission, which is preparing to hold elections in November.
“We’ve got Democratic city commissioners that encourage Black Lives Matter and want to defund the police,” Greene said, without offering any specifics. “They also allow the sales of sex toys in front of children and ignore drag queens.”
Greene, a controversial and outspoken supporter of former president Donald Trump, said the city commission is part of the same culture as Democrats in Washington D.C., linking them with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer.
“We’ve got to keep Rome from becoming corrupt like Atlanta, Chicago, and even Macon,” Greene said.
She spoke about the need for fiscal restraint, attacking the proposal for Rome City Schools’ new middle school, which is currently budgeted at $120 million.
“We’ve got to change the values of the city commission,” Greene said. “The only housing Rome is seeing is HUD housing.”
Greene said that even though she’s not from Rome, having only moved here a few years ago to run for office, she’s grown to love it.
“These elections in November are very important,” Greene said. “We’ve got to put more Republicans in office on the city commission.”
The seats are nonpartisan.
Later in her speech, she attacked Democrats in Washington and frequently referred to Trump, stating she’s just dined with him and he’s working very hard to get re-elected.
Greene also spoke about the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden recently opened by the Republican-majority House, saying they intend the investigation to be very lengthy.
Other speakers at the rally focused on the need to increase local turnout for elections, noting that the numbers have been trending downward.