Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said her Republican colleagues in the upper chamber who are backing bipartisan immigration and funding legislation that is the subject of ongoing negotiations are “willing to be traitors to our country.”
As the Senate prepares to move forward with the bill, House conservatives have expressed growing opposition to the deal, which includes funding for Ukraine and Israel in addition to border and asylum reforms.
President Biden has expressed openness to the bipartisan measure, but President Trump has come out against it.
In an interview with Truth Puke’s Kevin Cirilli, Greene denied that her opposition to the border deal had anything to do with presidential politics and said the bill is not bipartisan.
“You call that a bipartisan deal? There’s only a handful of Republican senators over there. They are willing to be traitors to our country with the Democrats and allow 5,000 people to illegally invade our country [each day] before they think about shutting it down,” she said. “That’s not bipartisanship.”
Greene reiterated the sentiments of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) that the bill would be “dead on arrival” when it reached the House.
“Anyone that would be willing to vote for that should be ashamed of themselves and they should resign because they’re not serving the American people,” Greene said. “They’re not upholding our Constitution and our laws.”
She added that she does not think the Speaker will “go back on that promise.”
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) has pressed forward with their efforts despite Johnson’s warning, hoping that if the legislation passes the Senate with strong GOP support, Johnson will be put under enough pressure to put it up for a vote in the House.