Marjorie Taylor Greene is being criticized online for claiming that a video showing US lawmakers visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proves the country is safe because a Republican delegation did not wear bulletproof vests while visiting kyiv.
“Notice American elected politicians like [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi] and [Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell] can go visit Zelensky in Ukraine without body armor/helmets or fear of the dangers of war, as they eagerly donate billions to fund their proxy war against Russia,” the Republican of Georgia wrote on Saturday. on Twitter.
“If conditions in Ukraine were so dire as to warrant sending $54 billion from the United States, then our most senior leaders could not go there,” she added.
The comments were quickly the subject of scrutiny and jokes on social media.
Lawyer and political commentator Ron Filipkowski has mocked Ms Greene as a “foreign policy genius”, while others have relied on historical examples.
“Green must be right,” wrote a user named Marc Shaw. “I certainly remember all the pictures of Churchill in full armor during the Blitz.”
Another Twitter user posted a picture of Ms Greene in civilian clothes at the border, which they said contradicted “her own logic”.
Right-wing Rep voted against all but one of Ukraine-related aid bills, analysis shows Business Intern.
The only exception was a non-binding resolution expressing support for the Ukrainian people and their territorial sovereignty.
“I’m really sorry for the people of Ukraine, but I was elected to represent my district in Georgia,” she said recently. The Washington Post of his position, instead noting concerns about border security, inflation, gasoline prices and the formula milk shortage. “Did that stop Putin? Let me ask you, did Vladimir Putin stop his war in Ukraine because of all these sanctions? No not at all.
The House of Representatives has seen an undercurrent of GOP opposition to Ukraine support efforts, with 57 Republicans voting against a $40 billion aid package, 56 voting against a poverty relief bill. debt and 63 voting against an affirmation of US support for NATO.
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