Marjorie Taylor Greene defends calling Biden a ‘liar’
Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene said she was “not a bit sorry” for calling Joe Biden a “liar” during his State of the Union addresses, adding that the President “got exactly what he deserved”.
Greene showed no remorse for her actions, although she was criticized on social media for disrupting the president’s annual address.
“People are upset,” she told CNN on Wednesday. “He got exactly what he deserved. And I’m not sorry at all.”
She again accused Biden of lying about the economy and the border. Republicans were furious Tuesday night when Biden’s remarks accused the GOP of wanting to “sink” Medicare and Social Security.
The president was referring to a plan by Republican Senator Rick Scott to automatically expire laws unless renewed, which Democrats say would include Medicare and Social Security.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy earlier Tuesday pleaded with Republicans to behave during the president’s remarks.
When Republicans began shouting “secure the border” at Biden during the speech, McCarthy silenced them from his seat on the House slide.
But Greene said she doesn’t think the announcer was upset about the interference.
“I don’t think Speaker McCarthy is upset with any of us for voicing his views and unwilling to allow the President to lie. What am I supposed to do, stand up and give golf claps? No thank you. I don’t gossip for liars,’ she said.
Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene said she was “not a bit sorry” for calling Joe Biden a “liar” during his State of the Union addresses
She’s not the only Republican stepping up her attacks on the President.
Scott, the Republican Senator from Florida, is running a new ad in his state urging Biden to leave office.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy accused Biden of making outrageous claims about Republicans’ plans for these Social Spending programs as a “political ploy” to “goad” a response from GOP lawmakers.
After spending much of his State of the Union address Tuesday night announcing that he had rebuilt the economy and suppressed inflation in the wake of the pandemic, Biden hit a sore point when he claimed Republicans want “the economy as a Taking hostage”.
Polls show that most Americans feel worse off financially and that the economy is in worse shape because of Biden’s policies.
Florida Senator Rick Scott launched an ad in his state on Wednesday calling on President Joe Biden to resign. Lawmakers are asking for his resignation after claiming he was lying about the GOP wanting to get rid of Medicare and Social Security
President Joe Biden got the biggest reaction of the night when he said, “Some of my Republican friends want to hold the economy hostage … Instead of making the rich pay their fair share, some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security to go under.” .”
The president’s claims quickly sparked the biggest reaction of the night from Republicans who booed, taunted and yelled that he was “lying.”
Biden used Tuesday night’s State of the Union address primarily to tout his economic accomplishments, express optimism about the future and urge Republicans to work with him.
It turned out to be an unusually chaotic night, however, as many GOP lawmakers vocalized their anger at some of Biden’s claims, particularly his administration’s handling of the fentanyl crisis and economy, with shouts of “liar!”, “It’s everything your guilt” and “securing the border”.
Biden tried to hit back and continued to call for bipartisanship, but the message intended to underpin his likely re-election announcement has been repeatedly attacked.
“Well the president has been trying to spur members on – and members are passionate about it,” McCarthy told Fox and Friends on Wednesday morning. “But the only thing the president said was something he knew wasn’t true. I just spent an hour with him, I’ve said it many times — Social Security and Medicare are off the table.”
“He’s trying to use this for a political ploy,” the announcer claimed. “But the only thing we have to be is we have to be smart. He’s trying to get political with the debt ceiling by not negotiating, by lying about our position. I want to be responsible, I want to be reasonable, I want to sit down and work through this problem.’
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was one of the most vocal critics, standing up and shouting “Liar!” at the President
Scott also said in his ad that Biden is lying about Republicans wanting to cut those programs while shirking his own responsibilities.
“Joe Biden just cut $280 billion from Medicare and we know about his 80,000 new IRS agents,” Scott said in his 30-second ad while donning a NAVY hat. “But what you don’t know is that Joe Biden also cheated on his taxes and got away with it.”
“Biden abused a loophole to avoid half a million dollars in taxes that should have gone to Medicare. Now that Biden has ripped off Medicare for $500,000, he wants to close the gap and raise your taxes,” he added.
“I’m Rick Scott, Biden should resign,” the Republican senator concluded.
Scott posted the clip to Twitter on Tuesday with the caption, “My advert here tomorrow to welcome Joe to FL – he’s a tax dodger and needs to resign.”
He repeated the same message when speaking to the media after Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, claiming it was time for the president to resign.
During Biden’s remarks before a joint session of Congress, he targeted Republicans for the debt ceiling negotiations and their proposals for the economy. Many felt his comments should elicit a big Republican reaction, which he deserved.
“Some of my Republican friends want to hold the economy hostage, I understand, unless I agree with their economic plans,” the president said during his speech. “All you should know back home are the plans — instead of getting the rich to pay their fair share, some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security to go under.”
“I’m not saying it’s a majority,” he added, as some lawmakers began to boo.
Republicans cried out while others, like Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, frowned and shook their heads in disapproval.
Rep. Ronny Jackson, once the White House doctor, tweeted: “Tonight the State of the Union was ALL LIES! EVERYTHING has gotten worse under Biden.’
“If he REALLY cared about the state of our country, he would resign IMMEDIATELY!!” said the Texas congressman.
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