QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) embarrassed herself yet again this week by sending a letter to the Pentagon in which she freaked out about the Guam National Guard visiting her congressional office.
During her appearance at CPAC, Greene demonstrated that she doesn’t know the history of Guam, which has been part of the United States since 1899 and whose residents are American citizens.
“We love our country. We believe our hard-earned tax dollars should just go for America, not for what? China, Russia, the Middle East, Guam, whatever, wherever,” she said.
Greene, who has a history of racism, has been mocked ever since for the racist and xenophobic gaffe. But Delegate Michael San Nicolas, who represents Guam in the House of Representatives, decided to use the moment as a teachable one by taking members of the Guam National Guard on a tour of the Capitol. They even stopped by Greene’s office to deliver cookies, which they did at other congressional offices as well. Unlike the welcome they received by those offices, however, Greene flipped out and threw a fit, which she directed at the Secretary of Defense in a letter.
“In recent days, there has been a dangerous and troubling trend in which members of our armed forces are being used to intimidate civilians, harass members of Congress and their staff, and attack conservative journalists for expressing their views,’ Greene wrote. “Imagine if I, or any of my Republican colleagues from Georgia, marched with members of the Georgia National Guard over to a Democrat Member of Congress’ office to ambush and record their staff.”
Of course, that’s not what happened at all. San Nicolas and the Guam National Guard members went to Greene’s office in a show of good will, not to intimidate her and her staff.
She went on to accuse Democrats of using American troops as political props.
It’s time for our great men and women of the National Guard to go home and be with their families.
The Democrats need to stop using them as political theatre and drama on Capitol Hill.
Shame on Democrats for disrespecting our military.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) March 16, 2021
Again, San Nicolas and the National Guard troops were only touring the Capitol and delivering cookies to offices. They did nothing to violate military rules against politicizing the uniform. And they certainly did not use the tours as reconnaissance to attack the Capitol like Trump supporters did in the days leading up to the January 6th insurrection.
Major General Esther Aguigui, adjutant general of the Guam National Guard, thanked San Nicolas for representing Guam and dinged Greene for her ignorance.
“We appreciate Congressman San Nicolas’ efforts to represent our culture of Inafa’ Maolek, or bringing harmony, practiced here in Guam,’ Aguigui said in a statement. “We also thank Congresswoman Greene for ultimately helping raise awareness of Guamanians as citizens of the United States, and our rich tradition of service and sacrifice to our nation. As a non-partisan entity, the Guam National Guard is here to continue this legacy of supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States and the freedoms it provides.”
The National Guard would not be at the Capitol if Trump supporters had not stormed it looking to assassinate lawmakers and overthrow democracy. And the threat of another domestic terrorist attack still lingers because Republicans like Greene continue to incite violence. Her QAnon buddies are still planning future insurrection attempts. That absolutely requires a military presence at the Capitol.
She should be thanking the National Guard. In fact, she owes the Guam National Guard an apology for wrongfully accusing them of violating military rules and for suggesting that they are not American citizens. Because she’s the only one politicizing the troops right now.
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