Haley Stevens Says Capitol Police Must Address Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'Dangerous Threats'

Michigan Representative Haley Stevens says she is "concerned" about the mental state of her colleague, Marjorie Taylor Greene after the Georgia Republican suggested that "Second Amendment rights" should be used against Democrats, and called on Capitol Police to "address" the "dangerous threats."

The Democratic representative made the plea Wednesday on Twitter, writing, "I am concerned about the mental health of my colleague from Georgia and would like ⁦@CapitolPolice⁩ to address her dangerous threats in my workplace. Just as we would in any school or job site, we cannot let calls for gun violence go unchecked."

Stevens' public ask came after Representative Greene suggested in an interview Tuesday on Sebastian Gorka's radio program using "Second Amendment rights" on those trying to install a "tyrannical government."

During the interview, Greene said that "Democrats, they hate our Second Amendment," and claimed that Georgia lawmaker and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams wanted to "grab" people's guns.

"Ultimately, the truth is it's our Second Amendment rights, our right to bear arms, that protects Americans and gives us the ability to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government," Greene said. "And I hate to use this language, but Democrats, they're exactly...they're doing exactly what our Founders talked about when they gave us the precious rights that we have."

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Representative Haley Stevens questioned Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene's "mental health" after Greene's comments about Democrats and the Second Amendment. Above, Greene speaks about what she says happened during the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol during a press conference in Washington, D.C. on the one-year anniversary. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

In the interview, Greene said she is not a violent person and hopes that she never sees a civil war in this country.

Stevens wasn't the only member of Congress to respond to Greene's Tuesday interview. Democratic Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota tweeted: "If suggesting 'Second Amendment Rights Should Be Used Against Democrats' doesn't immediately compel @GOPLeader to take disciplinary action, I suggest Congress take action against them both. This madness must be addressed or violence will ensue."

In early December, Stevens criticized Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie after he tweeted a photo of himself and members of his family holding guns with the message "Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo." Stevens responded, saying "This is a sickness."

Greene, while speaking to a group of conservative women in Alabama in August, also suggested using guns on vaccination volunteers who may show up on their doorstep. "Yeah, well, what they don't know is in the South, we all love our Second Amendment rights" and that "We're not real big on strangers showing up on our front door, are we? They might not like the welcome they get," she said.

Newsweek reached out to Representative Greene's office for comment.