U.S. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, an ally of former President Donald Trump, called on Friday on Twitter for a protest in New York after the billionaire was indicted in a criminal case.
“I’m going to New York on Tuesday,” the day the former White House tenant is due to appear in court. “We must protest the unconstitutional witch hunt!” she tweeted.
“We will support President Trump and demonstrate against tyrants,” the US congresswoman continued. “See you on Tuesday.”
A supporter of the conspiracy movement QAnon, Taylor Greene promotes conspiracy theories from far-right and anti-Semitic circles.
Her call stirs up memories of the Capitol Hill uprising on 6 January 2021 that left five people dead and 100 police officers injured.
Security measures around the Manhattan courthouse have already been beefed up.
The New York courts have their sights on a $130,000 payment made to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about an alleged extramarital relationship with Donald Trump.
The sum had not been declared in the Republican candidate’s campaign accounts, a possible violation of state election laws, but was recorded as “legal fees” in the accounts of his New York-based company.