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Marjorie Taylor Greene calls Ukrainian fighters “possible Nazi militias” in latest unhinged rant

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreenePhoto: U.S. Congress

In her continued tirade against U.S. aid in Ukraine, anti-LGBTQ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) referred to the Ukrainian military as “possible Nazi militias.”

Greene’s words echo the language Putin, himself, has been using to justify invading Ukraine. He has claimed the Democratic nation – that has a Jewish president who lost family in the Holocaust – is run by “neo-Nazis” and that he must invade to stop “genocide.”

Related: How you can help LGBTQ Ukrainians right now

On Twitter, Greene shared a video she claimed proved Ukrainian president Zelensky was “torturing his own people” and said the US “must demand” he stop.

“Torture and abuse of Ukrainian people including women and children,” she wrote. “I’m strongly opposed to Putin’s invasion & Russia’s war in Ukraine and I’m strongly opposed to this.”

“We should not spend billions of American’s hard earned tax dollars on lethal aid to be given to possible Nazi militias that are torturing innocent people, especially children and women. It’s not Pro-Putin to be against this. It’s Pro-torture & evil to stay silent/censor it.”

Last week, Greene posted a a Facebook video titled “Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene addresses the nation,” in which she criticized the United States for aiding Ukraine and said there is no point in helping Ukrainians since they “they cannot possibly win.”

“It’s not our responsibility to give President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people false hope about a war they cannot win,” Greene said in the 11 minute and 28 second video, during which she also referred to President Biden as a “weak, dementia-ridden fossil.”

In response, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) came out swinging against the  conspiracy theorist, calling her one of the Kremlin’s “useful idiots” for claiming that both Russia and Ukraine were equally responsible for violating peace agreements.

Greene is known for her belief in the long-debunked QAnon conspiracy theories claiming that the government was really in the control of a “deep state” cabal of pedophiles in opposition to Donald Trump, and “Q” is someone on the inside that needed help in bringing the “deep state” down.

Some other “theories” and beliefs that Greene has peddled on social media include those mass shootings such as the Parkland and Newtown massacres were “false flag” events, denial that the 9/11 terror attacks took place, that Black people “are held slaves to the Democratic Party,” that “space lasers” controlled by a Jews were the cause of many wildfires, and the QAnon precursor, Pizzagate.

Last February, she was also stripped of her committee assignments in Congress due to her conspiracy theories and support of violence against Democrats.

Greene is also virulently anti-trans and has said that fighting for transgender equality is “exactly” the same as what the Taliban is doing in Afghanistan.

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