Marjorie Taylor Greene scoffed that GOP visit to Kyiv proves Ukraine is not dangerous. US aid is not required

Marjorie Taylor Greene scoffed that GOP visit to Kyiv proves Ukraine is not dangerous.  US aid is not required

Marjorie Taylor Greene has been criticized online for claiming that a video showing US lawmakers visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proves the country is safe because a Republican delegation toured Kyiv without wearing bulletproof vests.

“Note US elected politicians like [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi] and [Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell] can visit Zelensky in Ukraine without bulletproof vests/helmets or fear of the threat of war while eagerly giving billions to fund their proxy war with Russia,” the Georgia Republican wrote on Twitter Saturday.

“If conditions in Ukraine were so severe that the US would send $54 billion, our top leaders would not be able to go,” she added.

The comments were quickly investigated and jokes sparked on social media.

Attorney and political commentator Ron Filipkowski derided Ms Greene as a “foreign policy genius,” while others drew on historical examples.

“Green must be right,” wrote a user named Marc Shaw. “I definitely remember all the pictures of Churchill in full body armor during the Blitz.”

Another Twitter user posted a picture of Ms Greene in civilian clothes at the border, which she said contradicted “her own logic”.

The right-wing MP voted against all but one of the aid laws related to Ukraine, according to an analysis by Business Insider.

The only exception was a non-binding resolution expressing support for the Ukrainian people and their territorial sovereignty.

“I feel very sorry for the Ukrainian people, but I was elected to represent my district in Georgia,” she said recently The Washington Post their stance, noting concerns about border security, inflation, gas prices and the lack of baby food. “Did it stop Putin? Let me ask, did Vladimir Putin stop his war in Ukraine because of all these sanctions? No not at all.”

The House of Representatives has seen a wave of GOP opposition to Ukraine’s support efforts, with 57 Republicans voting against a $40 billion aid package, 56 against a debt forgiveness bill and 63 against confirming US support for NATO.

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