WATCH: 'Dangerous' woman waving Trump flag drives onto mall of Minnesota Capitol — and police don't arrest her
A white woman waving a Donald Trump flag drove her car onto the mall of the Minnesota Capitol on Monday.
Theo Keith, a political reporter at KMSP-TV/FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul, reported on Twitter: "Wild scene at the Minnesota State Capitol as a woman drives her vehicle onto the south mall, waiving a Trump flag. The incident disrupted state Rep. John Thompson and his supporters, who are holding a news conference at the Capitol. Now the woman has fled across the Capitol's south lawn before being stopped on MLK Blvd by police in unmarked squads."
Wild scene at the Minnesota State Capitol as a woman drives her vehicle onto the south mall, waiving a Trump flag.… https://t.co/xGUGwyoCv0— Theo Keith (@Theo Keith) 1627315695.0
The incident could be seen in a live stream from the news conference.
When the woman drives up into a restricted area on a sidewalk in her Chevy SUV, attendees at the news conference confront her at the bottom of the Capitol steps, according to the video. After one of the attendees tries to take the woman's Trump flag, she begins to honk the horn. When a police officer arrives, the attendees tell him, "Please get her out of here. I'm afraid for my life."
Instead of arresting the woman, the police appear to allow her to leave. She drives off before swerving through the Capitol lawn. Finally, police pull her over on a nearby street.
"I didn't know you could drive onto the Capitol steps, do a couple of donuts, and then leave," the narrator says in the video.
The video shows the woman pulled over, with unmarked police cars blocking her in, and officers talking to her.
A Black man asks one of the officers why she hasn't been arrested.
"What she did to us over there was extremely dangerous," the Black man says. "She could have ran us over. If she was anything other than a blond-haired white woman, she wouldn't be having that conversation right now. She is dangerous."
The officer responds by saying they've requested a mental health unit.
The person recording the video then returns to the press conference for several minutes, before coming back to where the woman is pulled over. The woman is still in her car, apparently talking to a mental health worker. She can be seen smoking a cigarette and holding a Bible.
"If she has mental health issues, which she probably does, this same treatment needs to be spread across the board for everybody, no matter their race or color," one Black bystander says. "They come at the car with us with guns drawn, ready for whatever, not ready to talk and listen like they did for her."
More than an hour after the initial incident, police finally helped the woman out of her car, without handcuffs, and into the back of an unmarked police car. "White privilege!" one bystander can be heard yelling.
Trump supporter named Tammy Jo drives onto State Capitol mall interrupting the John Thompson support press conferen… https://t.co/8ESfr5Qo2Z— John Croman (@John Croman) 1627315562.0
LIVE Press Conference for Rep. John Thompson (D) www.youtube.com
'Moron' Marjorie Taylor Greene brutally mocked as Twitter informs her that she doesn't know what 'segregation' means
In a tweet this Sunday, Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed a restaurant in her state after it posted a message to its Instagram declaring that it would refuse service to unvaccinated customers.
"This is called segregation," Greene wrote. "Will you be testing everyone at the door for the flu, strep throat, stomach bugs, colds, meningitis, aids, venereal diseases, Hep A, Hep C, staff infections, athletes foot, pink eye, croup, bronchitis, ringworm, scabies, or any other contagions?"
Greene was referring to Atlanta restaurant Argosy, which posted picture last week showing a sign put up at the establishment declaring, "For the safety of our staff, guests, and community...NO VAX NO SERVICE."
In the comment thread beneath her tweet, Greene's critics on Twitter pointed out that her definition of "segregation" is misguided at best.
Baby girl, that's the damn guest list at a party at Chez Pull-up, Three Names style.
I wish we could segregate the crazy stupids from Twitter.
Cuz if we could, you'd be the first one on the former guy list.
Although you might be crazier.
And you probably stupider.#truth
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) July 26, 2021
You're a racist. Segregation is your life blood.
This is called protecting people from a virus and from the stupidity around them.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) July 26, 2021
Private business, their rules.
Being anti-vaxx is not a protected class.
— MT Greene's Llama 🇺🇲🦙 (@GreenesLlama) July 26, 2021
No shoes no shirt no service. Businesses have the legal right to decline service.
— Critical Thinking (@Resistance17766) July 26, 2021
Call it what you want; people unvaccinated for a deadly virus have no business circulating among responsible people. There are no rational excuses for not being vaccinated. Period.
— Tim Murphy 🇺🇸 (@Murp1953Tim) July 26, 2021
Anybody who throws around “aMeRiCa FiRsT" as much as you do surely knows the real meaning of that word.
Time for bed, dear. Tomorrow you'll be helping with lots of chores because you decided to misbehave instead of being a good girl all weekend. pic.twitter.com/5wv270Ekuf
— Hawt Under The Cawllar (@ItsGoodToVent) July 26, 2021
Reminder 1: private businesses can choose the terms of their services. Customers may choose to go elsewhere.
Reminder 2: Protecting you employees well-being is a sign of a good employer.
Reminder 3: this is not segregation, this is transparency about terms of service.
— Walpurga Müller-Schm (@WalpurgaMueller) July 26, 2021
It's called public safety and caring for others, moron.
— Dale Schwindaman (@dschwin) July 26, 2021
Wait until you hear how they discrimate against naked people
— 𝙹𝚊𝚢𝚗𝚒𝚎'𝚜 𝙶𝚘𝚝 𝚊 𝙱𝚞𝚗 (@FreeGirlNowNYC) July 26, 2021
No ma'am. This is the free market. They made a choice and so did you. Now if you don't like it you can either get vaccinated or be unable to patronize private businesses. I thought you love the free market. What happened?
— Alex Eff Brown (@alexeffbrown) July 26, 2021
'What do you have to hide?' Matt Gaetz ridiculed for fretting Capitol riot committee will generate criminal referrals
An appearance by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Newsmax where he openly worried that the House select committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection would lead to criminal referrals against Republicans set off an avalanche of mockery aimed at the embattled lawmaker who is already the subject of an investigations over alleged sexual acts with underaged women.
During his appearance, the Florida Republican took shots at Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for taking part in the investigation as the only two GOP members, before revealing his fears about what may transpire.
"I think the entire purpose of the Jan. 6 committee is to create a series of criminal referrals to the Biden Justice Department," he insisted. "And I think [House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy is the lead target, unfortunately."
Critics of Gaetz were quick to wonder if he might be swept up too -- adding to his legal woes.
You can see some comments below:
@RepMattGaetz Did they get accused of Sex trafficking or something? Cause if so that would a great reason for disciplinarian action !— 🌈🎋🎼🎋🌏Dr.Violisto🎵🎋🎻🎋 (@🌈🎋🎼🎋🌏Dr.Violisto🎵🎋🎻🎋) 1627307648.0
@RepMattGaetz Obviously just your fear talking. WTF are all of you really afraid of??— Regina Willoughby (@Regina Willoughby) 1627309980.0
A better priority would be to remove members who are targets of federal criminal investigations. https://t.co/s11bhsvXSq— George Conway (@George Conway) 1627315833.0
@RepMattGaetz Are you the guy who paid for underage prostitutes with Venmo, or is that somebody else?— Francesca Diasio (@Francesca Diasio) 1627316308.0
@RepMattGaetz Maybe Members who are under investigation shouldn't be on committees, instead of those who are investigating.— JayVee (@JayVee) 1627316849.0
@RepMattGaetz Americans need to be stronger in action against the traitors we have in Congress that tried to overth… https://t.co/BM2RLSPyjd— Paige 🏴☠️ #ArrestTrump #ExGOP (@Paige 🏴☠️ #ArrestTrump #ExGOP) 1627307362.0
@RepMattGaetz What do you have to hide!!!! Oh that’s right you are part of the attack on the Capital— Pam Richards (@Pam Richards) 1627310117.0
@RepMattGaetz Wait until he finds out about Members of Congress who are being investigated for sex trafficking— Russ Burgos (@Russ Burgos) 1627315940.0
@RepMattGaetz "I'm under investigation for sex trafficking minors, please go after these other people"— Reese(Marquis de Lafayette) (@Reese(Marquis de Lafayette)) 1627316481.0
@RepMattGaetz Because why? Getting to the truth, exactly what those two are concerned with, would look really bad to who?— Jim Higgins (@Jim Higgins) 1627317602.0
@RepMattGaetz What about removing a member of the Judiciary Committee who is being investigated by the Justice Depa… https://t.co/UWy2rF0gC0— Jeremy Fink (@Jeremy Fink) 1627316834.0
@RepMattGaetz Hey Matt! Remember that day Jeffrey Epstein stepped off a plane into the arms of the FBI? Never saw it coming.— Donald JMD Trump 🇺🇸 🗳️ 🇺🇸 (@Donald JMD Trump 🇺🇸 🗳️ 🇺🇸) 1627317157.0
@RepMattGaetz What’s the problem Matt? You worried they will find out not only that you participate in human traffi… https://t.co/0ilacKQlpm— tim hauser (@tim hauser) 1627308141.0
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