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Q: Why isn't Marjorie Taylor Green not in federal prison . Threatening government officials of the United States is a felo

Here is the million dollar question . Why isn't Marjorie Taylor Green not serving 5 years in federal prison . Threatening government officials of the United States is a felony under federal law. Threatening the President of the United States is a felony under 18 U.S.C. § 871, punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment, that is investigated by the United States Secret Service.

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Taylor Greene is a bottom-of-the-barrel, evil, ignorant miscreant and should be expelled from the House. However, thus far, I have seen no stories of her threatening the President or other officials with violence. There are stories of her posting the "like" icon on other people's threatening facebook posts, such as one stating that Pelosi should be shot, but merely liking a post, even one like that, is not a crime. She also replied to someone who stated Obama and Hillary Clinton should be hung, seeming to agree, but she added a statement about hoping liberal judges would not let them off, to appear that she was thinking of a "hanging judge", rather than a lynching. Like Trump, she uses dog whistles for the nazi-types, apparently without making specific threats.

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