On Wednesday, Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene got more than what she bargained for when she decided to publicly attack fellow GOP lawmaker Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) for voting “yes” on a bipartisan bill to aid Ukraine.
Greene lashed out at Crenshaw on Twitter after the Texas representative replied to a right-wing account attacking him for voting on the bipartisan $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, which among other things supplies weapons and economic assistance to the war-torn country, and funding to address global food shortages caused by the disruption of Ukraine’s agriculture industry.
“Investing in the destruction of our adversary’s military, without losing a single American troop, strikes me as a good idea. You should feel the same,” Crenshaw told the critic.
Crenshaw’s reply triggered an unprovoked attack from Greene, who wrote: “So you think we are funding a proxy war with Russia? You speak as if Ukrainian lives should be thrown away, as if they have no value. Just used and thrown away. For your proxy war? How does that help Americans? How does any of this help?”
In response, Crenshaw accused Greene of spreading Russian propaganda.
“Still going after that slot on Russia Today huh?” he tweeted.
As expected, other users piled on. See some of the responses below:
So you think we are funding a proxy war with Russia?
You speak as if Ukrainian lives should be thrown away, as if they have no value.
Just used and thrown away.
For your proxy war?
How does that help Americans?
How does any of this help? https://t.co/dButTWOqAZ
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 11, 2022
Still going after that slot on Russia Today huh? https://t.co/WFtgrvTS6m
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) May 11, 2022
Correct we need to help Ukrainian lives. This is what is happening. https://t.co/NXjFYzociI
— Sho Shin (@Heiskoolio) May 12, 2022
— MGK (@MGKTSI) May 12, 2022
MTG always protects Russian lives and interests. Always.
— Joe Nash’s Trick Knee (@YellowHaynes) May 11, 2022
The U.S. isn’t sending Ukrainians to fight. They were ATTACKED. They are still being ATTACKED. These funds are to aid their DEFENSE.
Christ, this isn’t hard.
— Golde (@Golde582) May 11, 2022
Does it even matter whether it’s a “proxy war” or not?
We’re doing the Right Thing by helping a country that suffered an unprovoked invasion. The terminology around it is just window-dressing; it’s the substance that matters.
— Prophet of Loss (@prophet_of_loss) May 11, 2022
A prosperous and free Ukraine is great for the American people and business.
— No More Populists Plz🌐🇺🇦 (@CentristShill23) May 11, 2022
1: Russia started this.
2: Ukrainians will die because 🇷🇺 started this.
3: This is not a proxy war, because 🇷🇺 started this.
4: America isn’t the aggressor in Eastern Europe, because 🇷🇺 started this.
5: Stopping 🇷🇺 imperialism is good for the US, because they won’t stop at 🇺🇦
— Center Right Revival 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 🇪🇺 (@RejectPopulism) May 11, 2022