Adam Kinzinger Shames ‘Evil’ Marjorie Greene For Betraying Ukraine

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) tried to make some kind of point on Twitter this week about her opposition to the U.S. providing aid to Ukraine amid the country’s war against Russian aggression, and predictably, it didn’t go over well.

Captioning a clip of Ukrainian service members who had evidently traveled to D.C., Greene wrote: “It is heartbreaking to see these disabled Ukrainian soldiers here in the halls of Congress being used as pawns to pressure our Congress to give Americans’ hard earned tax dollars to Zelensky. I’m calling for an audit of funds to Ukraine and to fund and secure our border.” There’s no covert conspiracy to corruptly funnel U.S. money to Ukraine in support of the country’s defense. It’s all rather straightforward — the country is at war because of Putin’s aggression, and the U.S. is assisting Ukrainian defenses in connection to both humanitarian and defensive concerns. Although Ukraine isn’t in a mutual defense compact with the U.S. like what underlies NATO, the country is recognized as a partner of the so-called West, and on the flip side, boosting global defenses against Russian aggression directly supports the interests of U.S. security.

Although there has been no indication, no matter claims to the contrary inside Russia and on Fox, of interest on the part of U.S. leadership in directly challenging Russia, there has also been a boost in NATO defenses on the alliance’s eastern edge in Europe. Earlier in the conflict, troops stationed there were increased by the thousands. “You are absolutely evil Marj,” Kinzinger wrote Friday on Twitter. “Literally evil. I really wish i could say even worse to you. You wouldn’t know honor, sacrifice, or especially COMMITMENT if it crossfitted with you.” Greene proclaimed during a pre-Election Day rally speech that aid to Ukraine would end under Republicans, at least in the House. She’s not in any way the final word on that, but Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) — who is House GOP leader for now but it’s unclear based on vote counts will actually nab the Speakership — has already also cast doubts on the idea of a GOP-led House approving further assistance. There’s still time for additional action on the issue before January by the currently Democratic-led House.