Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is taking heat for a strange comparison between the war in Ukraine and the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Greene said, “We had 5 million people cross our border illegally since Joe Biden took office.”
“And let’s compare that to how many Russians have invaded Ukraine. Eighty-two thousand Russians have invaded Ukraine,” she continued. “I think the American people and the taxpayers of this country deserve to know why the Biden administration and this Congress [are] so interested in funding the protection of Ukraine’s border, and not the protection of our border.”
She added, “That’s a very good question.”
Watch the video below:
Greene: We had five million people cross our border illegally.. and let’s compare that to how many Russians invaded Ukraine. 82 thousand Russians have invaded Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/hrgbnaqUtL
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 17, 2022
Former Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman tweeted, “The current GOP establishment speaks… And it is dumb.”
The current GOP establishment speaks…
And it is dumb. https://t.co/08Vzywdcqp
— Denver Riggleman (@RepRiggleman) November 18, 2022
“I’m sorry, if you’re not willing to admit this is stupid — I mean really stupid — then I can’t take you very seriously,” conservative commentator Jonah Goldberg wrote.
I’m sorry, if you’re not willing to admit this is stupid — I mean really stupid — then I can’t take you very seriously. https://t.co/C2lkCeRWdp
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) November 17, 2022
Former Republican presidential hopeful Joe Walsh reacted, “My head hurts.”
My head hurts. https://t.co/6pJ0xqOdiK
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) November 17, 2022
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) wrote, “This person spewing gibberish and Russian propaganda will be one of the most powerful republicans in Congress next year, maybe even more than the so-called incoming speaker.”
This person spewing gibberish and Russian propaganda will be one of the most powerful republicans in Congress next year, maybe even more than the so-called incoming speaker. https://t.co/uvyL4I7QbS
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@BillPascrell) November 17, 2022
Lawyer David Lurie asked, “And how many cruise missiles have asylum seekers launched at the U.S.?”
And how many cruise missiles have asylum seekers launched at the U.S.? https://t.co/spYhXuJRrr
— davidrlurie (@davidrlurie) November 17, 2022
Greene’s comments may initially seem to make sense and sound good to some.
But there is a pretty stark difference between people fleeing violence and oppressive regimes looking for better economic opportunities and safety, and a trained military force launching an unprovoked war on its neighbor with the goal of wiping out its identity and absorbing it into Russia.
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