Conservative firebrand Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said at a rally that if Republicans win back the House, “not another penny” would go to Ukraine, kicking off a social media spat with neoconservative, America Last Rep. Liz Cheney.
Greene (R-GA), speaking at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday, said the blank checks to fund Ukraine’s war effort would be shut off should there be a massive GOP victory in the midterms.
“The only border they care about is Ukraine, not America’s southern border,” she told those in attendance.
“Under Republicans, not another penny will go to Ukraine,” added Greene. “Our country comes first. They don’t care about our border or our people.”
Greene: Under Republicans, not another penny will go to Ukraine.. pic.twitter.com/PnhMDz3Gql
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 3, 2022
Liz Cheney Tries to Pick a Fight With Marjorie Taylor Greene
While we admire Marjorie Taylor Greene’s enthusiasm and don’t doubt for a moment that she personally would fight to keep money needed for Americans from being funneled to Ukraine, the RINOs in the House aren’t going to go along with it.
Speaking of RINOs, Liz Cheney and her perpetually sad face took notice of Greene’s comments and did what any good Democrat-in-training does – denounce efforts to put America first as “doing Putin’s bidding.”
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“This is exactly what Putin wants,” she said. “If we’d had Republicans like this in the 1980s, we would have lost the Cold War.”
‘This is exactly what Putin wants’ is a phrase used so often by the left and warmongering Republicans that they might as well file a trademark.
This is exactly what Putin wants. If we’d had Republicans like this in the 1980s, we would have lost the Cold War. pic.twitter.com/vPYmYuj6ME
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) November 4, 2022
Greene Fires Back at Cheney – Only Thing in the Past is You
Marjorie Taylor Greene fired back at Liz Cheney, by pointing to two things that are true relics of the past – a couple of washed-up Cheneys.
“There are two things that are in the past,” Greene asserts. “You and your Daddy’s Republican Party that sent our military to fight foreign wars on the backs of American tax dollars and didn’t win a damn thing,” and “You.”
There are two things that are in the past.
1. You and your Daddy’s Republican Party that sent our military to fight foreign wars on the backs of American tax dollars and didn’t win a damn thing.
2. You. https://t.co/cneLwdkxQ8
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 4, 2022
Cheney responded this morning with more sophomoric gibberish:
Here’s some history for you, Marjorie. Russia was part of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union was Communist.
Putin was a member of the KGB.
Communism & KGB = bad.
America won the Cold War.
It was a great victory for freedom.
Now you stand with Putin against freedom & America. https://t.co/DbpqxfuYci
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) November 4, 2022
She’s a worn-out record that keeps skipping on the same phrase.
Back in March, Cheney accused House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of “protecting” Republicans like Greene who are allegedly “pro-Putin,” “anti-Semitic,” and “white nationalist.”
“A leader with honor would be rejecting — not protecting — the pro-Putin, anti-Semitic, white nationalist members of the party, instead of fighting against Liz Cheney for telling the truth,” Jeremy Adler, Cheney’s spokesman, said in a statement to CNN. https://t.co/8qqF31hn7b
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) March 24, 2022
Greene has been a consistent voice of reason when it comes to wantonly sending taxpayer dollars to Ukraine.
“How does that help Americans? How does any of this help?” she wondered following the passage of a $40 billion aid package in May.
Sanctions aren’t stopping anything, but they are driving inflation and fuel prices.
I refuse to vote for useless measures that cause problems but solve none.
While you send $40 billion for your proxy war against Russia, I’m focused on baby formula for American babies. https://t.co/dJLNoECjaB
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 11, 2022
The Political Insider reported in October that lawmakers from both parties are reportedly seeking to lock in a staggering $50 billion in additional military aid for Ukraine before a new Congress is sworn in this January.
McCarthy has said “there should be no blank check on anything” involving Ukraine in the future.
Let’s hope Greene holds him to that. Cheney, at least, won’t be able to spur him on, having lost her primary in August.
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