October 1, 2022

PUTIN’S PAL: Marjorie Taylor Greene withholds applause for Ukrainian President Zelensky in speech to Congress

PUTIN'S PAL: Marjorie Taylor Greene withholds applause for Ukrainian President Zelensky in speech to Congress

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It should come as no surprise that after President Volodymyr Zelensky’s short, but moving and impactful speech in front of US Congress on Wednesday, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was seen looking — for lack of a better phrase — apathetic and unmoved.

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Even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, Marjorie Taylor Greene was spouting anti-Ukraine rhetoric,  not so subtlely letting us know where she stood…and with whom.

From accusing Ukraine of being Hillary Clinton’s “number one political donor” in the former Secretary of State’s 2016 presidential bid, getting into a social media battle — one that she lost — with Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who bravely testified in the first impeachment trial of the twice impeached Donald Trump, to tweeting about ‘securing’ the southern border the day before the speech by Zelensky.

A lot can be said about priorities here.

A video shared by MeidasTouch zeroes in on Greene grabbing and looking at her phone while her colleagues gave the Ukrainian President a standing ovation.

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The beginning of the invasion saw split GOP support between Russia and Ukraine, but now, the party of all things anti-Biden seems to have pivoted. Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) of the House Foreign affairs committee talked of non-partisanship and unity in support of Ukraine. Even Mitch McConnell referred to Zelensky’s speech as “incredibly effective”.

But then again, what else is to be expected from the same woman who heckled President Biden during his State of the Union address. It’s a new low, even for Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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I guess we should at least be thankful that she didn’t draw undue attention to herself.

That spared us, Congress, and President Zelensky the embarrassment of witnessing her hooting, hollering stomping, and clapping like a wild and feral animal, engaging in the disrespectful conduct with which we have become all too familiar.

Or, in other words, behavior that has become known as Marge being Marge.

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Ty Ross

News journalist for Washington Press and Occupy Democrats.

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