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Marjorie Taylor Greene Criticized After Comparison to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

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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.”

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Former Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman tweeted, “The current GOP establishment speaks… And it is dumb.”

“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.

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Former Republican presidential hopeful Joe Walsh reacted, “My head hurts.”

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.”

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Lawyer David Lurie asked, “And how many cruise missiles have asylum seekers launched at the U.S.?”

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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