Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is a Republican from Georgia, surprised many when she called Progressive Democrats “brave.” The Trump loyalist and first time Congresswoman is known for touting conspiracy theories and slamming the Democrats. Her rare praise of the so called “Squad” has not got an response from them, as yet, according to a report from the Newsweek.
In a Saturday morning tweet, Majorie Taylor Greene said that the Infrastructure bill became possible because of “19 Republican Sell-Out Senators” and was passed because “unlucky 13 Republicans in the House voted for it.”
She also declared that “6 brave Democrats voted NO.” She asserted that if the “traitorous” Republicans had voted “NO” the bill would not have passed. She had earlier called the infrastructure bill a part of a “communist takeover.”
The infrastructure bill is a much needed legislation as there is a need to upgrade infrastructure across the nation. The landmark legislation seeks to provide billions to upgrade roads, bridges, public transportation, water resources as well as tackle climate change was passed with bipartisan support. Congresspersons across party lines recognized that there was an urgent need for improvement in infrastructure.
Earlier as well, Green along with a few other Trump loyalists had attacked the Republicans who voted for the bill along with the Democrats. After the vote, she had tweeted the names and the phone numbers of the 13 GOP members who voted in favor of the bill. Several of these Republicans said that they received death threats.
On Saturday, Greene said that she had also received threats in the past, so it was not a big issue. She said that her office, her staff and she received “nasty calls, death threats & wishes all the time.”
However, she said that the difference was that she received them from the “deranged left, not Republicans” as she got “great calls from Republicans.”
Donald Trump also released a statement on Saturday, where he called Minority Leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, an “Old Crow.” He criticized McConnell and the other Republicans for offering bipartisan support and declared that the infrastructure bill gave “Biden and the Democrats a victory just as they were falling off a cliff.”
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