Greene Rips Speaker Johnson Over Massive Ukraine Aid

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) may be the most honest and consistent member of the House. So it is not surprising that she tore into Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) after Saturday’s contentious vote to funnel yet another $60 billion to Ukraine.

The conservative firebrand called the latest expenditure part of a “sick business model that the American government continues.”

Greene did not stop there. “This is a business model the American people do not support. They don’t support a business model that is built on blood, murder and war in foreign countries while this very government does nothing to secure our border.”

The representative noted that this foreign aid boondoggle comes at a time when U.S. taxpayers are over $34 trillion in debt.

That astronomical figure soars every day while Congress worries more about foreign wars than the invasion happening right under their noses at the southern border.

Because of Biden’s inflation, average Americans struggle with fundamental expenses such as “food, healthcare or childcare,” Greene declared, “yet the U.S. continues to fund wars in foreign countries.”

The contentious new bill was months in the making and expended much political capital from the Speaker Johnson. The Louisiana Republican worked through multiple revisions to secure the 311-112 vote in favor of more aid to Kyiv.

A total of 210 Democrats voted for tens of billions of dollars for yet another foreign conflict. Meanwhile, 101 Republicans were in favor while 112 voted against the measure.

Greene introduced a motion in March to push Johnson aside. She explained his lack of leadership in halting such massive outlays and securing the southern border as reasons to vacate his position.

After Saturday’s vote by the House, Democrats stood and waved a contingent of Ukrainian flags in the U.S. Capitol. This did not sit well with Greene, who posted a video on X, formerly Twitter, calling the display of patriotism for another nation “despicable.”

Greene was not the only GOP congresswoman to take offense. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) approached the microphone and told Democrats to “put those [expletive] flags away.”