Marjorie Taylor Greene has been accused of a lot of things in her short time in Congress, but being able to read the room isn’t one of them. Neither is an excess of empathy for mankind.
Speaking on the House floor Thursday, Greene demonstrated exactly why that is, as she expressed her annoyance with turning on the news only to see more coverage of Ukraine. Real Americans, she says, are focused somewhere else: gas prices. She also managed to squeeze in an assertion that COVID-19 doesn’t exist, though USAFacts shows that her home state, Georgia, is still reporting hundreds of new cases per day, and as of March 15th, still has a 7-day rolling average of 50 COVID-19 deaths per day.
“We need to focus on our country first. We are seeing rapidly rising inflation, it’s completely out of control…all we’re hearing is potential war with Russia over the country of Ukraine. Ukraine is not a NATO member ally, and President Biden told them that we would only be standing with our NATO allies. All we are hearing on the news is Ukraine, but here in America, what real Americans care about is gas prices they can’t afford, inflation that goes up and up to where grocery bills are unaffordable, and they’re very concerned about our open border…Instead of working on a future COVID bill spending billions of dollars on COVID that doesn’t exist, let’s care about our border and let’s care about energy independence to lower gas prices for Americans.”
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