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Congresswoman Greene condemns Biden’s obsession with Putin

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia (Reuters file photo)

Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene urged the Biden administration to prioritize military efforts on drug cartels over its obsession with Russian President Vladimir Putin and channeling billions of dollars into the Ukraine conflict.

The Georgia Representative argued in a Twitter post on Sunday that if Washington gets its energy security in order, its national security will follow.

“Treat the cartels like you want to treat Putin,” Greene tweeted, pointing out that criminal gangs were “making billions trafficking humans and drugs killing over 300 Americans [per] day.”

She added that the United States should also prioritize its domestic oil and gas industry in order to “strengthen national security and deter foes.”  

Greene tweeted in response to former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who said conservatives should “make the case” that “helping Ukraine defeat Putin is in our interests.”

Pompeo claimed getting that narrative worked out would “strengthen our national security, deter a foe, and lower costs for Americans.”

It was not the first time Greene has criticized the Biden administration’s billions of dollars of military aid to Ukraine.

Last week, Greene said that the US military aid to Ukraine will drop to zero if the Republican Party got control of Congress.

“Under Republicans, not another penny will go to Ukraine. Our country comes first,” said the Georgian Representative in Sioux City, Iowa on November 4, noting: “Democrats have ripped our border wide open. But the only border they care about is Ukraine, not America’s southern border.”

Greene accused US President Joe Biden and other Democrats of ignoring domestic issues such as the economy, inflation, crime, and the fentanyl crisis, “putting America last,” and “destroying every single thread of democracy in the process.”

Following the midterm elections on November 8, it appears the Democrats would control the Senate, and Republicans would win the House of Representatives.

Greene, who won her re-election by a sizable margin last week, has described Washington’s massive military aid to Ukraine as a “proxy war” against Russia.

She also called war “a deadly profitable industry” and demanded the US withdrawal from the NATO military alliance.

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said that the flow of weapons to Ukraine will continue as he claimed the added arms “have made such a difference on the battlefield.”

Washington's total security assistance commitments for Ukraine are more than $18.5 billion since early 2021, and nearly $18 billion since Russia launched a military operation in February.

Russia has repeatedly warned that supplying Kiev with more and more weapons will only exacerbate the conflict, which is now in its ninth month.

Continuously flooding Ukraine with weapons "will only drag the conflict out and make it more painful for the Ukrainian side, but it will not change our goals and the end result," said the Kremlin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.

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