Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) verbally challenged an officer on Wednesday before being turned away from the central jail in Washington, D.C.
According to the lawmaker's Twitter account, she visited the jail with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to support defendants who allegedly participated in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. She also shared a video of her confrontation with the officer outside the facility.
"What do you have to hide here?" Greene asks. "Really, what are you hiding? I would like to see the whole facility. I'm concerned about every single person staying here."
The officer declines, adding: "Is there anything else I can do for you?"
"Yes, you can open this door," Greene insists.
"I'll give you the phone number to the director's office," the officer replies before reciting a telephone number.
Instead of writing down the number, Greene continues to argue with the officer.
"You cannot deny them visitors," she says. "You're clearly out of line in your position."
Gohmert then threatens to have a federal judge hold the officer in "contempt."
"We'll be seeing you again," Gohmert insists as the lawmakers are turned away.
Watch the video below.
Today @replouiegohmert and myself were denied entry to visit Louie's constituent & conduct oversight at the DC jail.
I'm extremely concerned about the treatment of J6 defendants & now ALL inmates being held there.
Call the jail to demand oversight & transparency: 202.673.7316 pic.twitter.com/oK7YrvP96f
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 3, 2021