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 Social gathering’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions and quick access to firearms.
“Atlanta’s Keisha Bottoms is one in all America’s worst mayors, possibly 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 customers from throughout America, now it has metallic detectors. BLM riots. Defund the police. Buckhead desires 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, possibly even worse than Lightfoot & de Blasio.
Lenox Mall used to draw customers from throughout America, now it has metallic detectors. BLM riots. Defund the police. Buckhead desires to depart.
TOTAL DISASTER. Thanks, Keisha.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) June 21, 2021
Greene’s remarks got here after The New York Put up published a bit quoting Bottoms after she appeared on MSNBC and excoriated the Republican Social gathering for his or her reopening plan whilst 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 mentioned that it was protected for us to open so our evening golf equipment and our bars remained open so we had folks touring right here from throughout the nation to social gathering in our metropolis,” Bottoms mentioned Friday.
“Till we cope with the systemic problems with gun violence on this nation, how simply younger folks, folks with psychological diseases can entry weapons on this nation, I’m afraid that this won’t be the final summer time 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.