By John Friend
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the America First Republican congressional representative hated by the liberal media and political establishment, criticized America’s aid to Ukraine as a corrupt enterprise that resembles “money laundering schemes.”
Rep. Greene’s bombshell comments came on Monday during an interview with Lisa Boothe, a Fox News contributor and host of The Truth with Lisa Boothe, a popular podcast program. Rep. Greene was one of 57 Republicans in the House that voted against a recent $40 billion aid package to Ukraine. The bill overwhelmingly passed in the House last week, but has been blocked by Senator Rand Paul, who is demanding that an inspector general be appointed to oversee how the money is spent. The U.S. and other Western nations have dumped billions of dollars into Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in late February.
Rep. Greene and other America First patriots have denounced the lavish spending on Ukraine, particularly in light of record setting gasoline prices, rising inflation, and other economic woes plaguing the nation, including shortages of basic necessities such as baby formula.
“Our government is completely corrupt, and I don’t say that lightly,” Rep. Greene explained during the interview. “It is a serious problem, and my eyes have been opened to it actually, serving in Congress. It is unbelievable the things that these bills fund and give our American’s hard earned tax dollars to, but yet they do nothing for Americans.”
.@RepMTG: “Because our government is completely corrupt, and I don’t say that lightly. It is a serious problem, and my eyes have been open to it actually, serving in Congress.”
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) May 16, 2022
She compared the outrageous amounts of money the U.S. has given to Ukraine with the money former President Donald Trump requested to help build a wall along the southern border to protect America’s territorial integrity as it has and continues to be invaded by illegal migrants from the Third World.
“President Trump, when he was first in office in 2017… he wanted like $26 billion to build the wall, but today they’re wanting to give $40 billion to Ukraine,” Rep. Greene noted. “You add that $40 billion on top of the money that we’ve already given, that brings it to $53 billion. That is actually over two-thirds of the State Department’s entire budget for the year. That’s just to… conceptualize how much money we’re spending in Ukraine.”
Ultimately, Rep. Greene alleged much of the money going to Ukraine ends up in the hands of NGOs, non-profits, and other entities connected to the U.S. government and politicians with little to no oversight.
“They do this because they fund non-profits, they fund NGOs, they fund grants,” Rep. Greene explained, referring to how the political class unites to support massive financial funding for Ukraine. “And if you really look into it, a lot of times it’s their friends and families that operate these non-profits and NGOs. And it’s basically like money-laundering schemes. This not only happens in Ukraine, it happens at our southern border.”
She went on to describe the U.S. Treasury and U.S. taxpayer dollars as “one big slush fund for criminal operations and it needs to end.”