Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) lashed out at Republicans who are blaming their underwhelming performance during the midterm elections on Donald Trump.
“They’re trying to blame President Trump today,” she told Real America’s Voice News. “And I want to tell you how shortsighted and ridiculous that is. It is pathetic. The people that are running out and saying it’s Trump’s fault. No, that is a lazy, pathetic, wimpy, easy mindset.”
Since last night, many conservative pundits have been attacking Trump, blaming him for the weaker-than-expected “red wave” at the election. Many have pointed out that his preferred candidates would win their primaries but then run messy campaigns for the general election. Others blamed him for being so visible in this election cycle despite how much many independents and Democrats hate him. And others argued that Trump didn’t spend enough of his campaign funds to help other candidates in the midterms.
“Donald Trump was a major drag on Republicans, from his picks to his antics,” tweeted The Daily Wire‘s Ben Shapiro. “Trump picked bad candidates, spent almost no money on his hand-picked candidates, and then proceeded to crap on the Republicans who lost and didn’t sufficiently bend the knee. This will have 2024 impact.”
Greene, though, has made a name for herself as one of Trump’s closest allies. When she’s not trying to clear the primary field for Trump’s possible 2024 presidential run, she has been saying that she’s open to the idea of being his running mate.
She defended Trump’s help during the midterms.
“Here is why it’s not Trump’s fault,” Greene said. “Trump has been being politically persecuted for the past few years now, ever since January 6. He went out and he did 30 Save America rallies all over the country. He endorsed something like 285 candidates. He held over 50 fundraisers, helped raise over $350 million for all these Republican-backed organizations. President Trump isn’t the problem.”
“President Trump is doing everything he can to help Republicans across the country and help Republicans win while he is being politically persecuted worse than any human being in our country’s history,” she continued. “That’s the real truth. People who want to blame Trump, they are lazy and that’s the problem.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out at "pathetic" Republican losers who are "trying to blame President Trump today."
"The people that are running out and saying it's Trump's fault. No, that is a lazy, pathetic, wimpy, easy mindset." pic.twitter.com/2gmfFfeUD2
— David Edwards (@DavidEdwards) November 9, 2022
Greene herself coasted to reelection yesterday, getting almost twice as many votes as her Democratic challenger Marcus Flowers did.