Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) was well-prepared when she got ambushed by a Washington Post journo asking why she doesn’t vote in favor of Ukraine aid packages.
The reporter approached MTG as she was walking to her vehicle in front of the US Congress building and asked why she has been opposed to sending money to Ukraine.
The @washingtonpost and the rest of the media are obsessed with another country while America faces crisis after crisis created by Joe Biden and the Democrats.
Why don’t they care about the invasion at our border, skyrocketing inflation, and a shortage of baby formula? pic.twitter.com/wYW8DPZ6az
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 12, 2022
The exchange was shared via the congresswoman’s Twitter.
“I think it’s terrible [what’s happening in Ukraine]. I feel very sorry for the Ukrainian people, but I was elected to represent my district in Georgia for the United States of America and right now our country is in crisis, our border is out of control – human trafficking, fentanyl – we have inflation out of control, gas prices out of control… baby formula, people cannot find baby formula… but our Congress is gonna send $40 billion to some other country?”
The Trump-supporting Georgia congresswoman added that Congress can send money to other countries after it helps American people.
At this point the reporter interjects that not all aid packages have involved pilfering from American taxpayer coffers, to which MTG argues that “sanctions [against Russia] have created more inflation and higher fuel costs that are hurting Americans.
“I’m not participating in anything that’s going to hurt Americans,” she adds.
“Has it stopped Putin? Let me ask you,” she continued. “Has Vladimir Putin stopped his war in Ukraine because of all these sanctions? No, not at all.”
“I care about our country, the United States of America, and our people. That’s it!” she tells the reporter, who proceeds to ask whether she cares about Ukraine.
“Look, I care about people,” she tells him, “but I serve in the United States of America’s Congress, and you write for the press of the United States of America. Why don’t you care about our people and the crises we’re going through? Then when you come around from that point, then you can think about looking at other countries, but we have enough problems here. Our tax dollars should help our people.”
Rep. Greene has also pressed her Democrat colleagues on the far left, including radical US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) – a proponent of Green New Deal legislation – to answer how the carbon output of the war in Ukraine squares with their climate change agenda.
.@AOC, what is the carbon footprint of the proxy war with Russia you voted to fund?
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 13, 2022
BONUS! Watch Rep. Greene’s interview on the Alex Jones Show earlier this week.