Greene Seeks Defunding Of Special Counsel
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is seeking that funds related to special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into former President Donald Trump be removed. The Georgia Republican said that she is currently crafting legislation to that effect.
Greene wrote on Twitter that she was “writing an appropriations rider to DEFUND Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office and entire investigation.”
The representative added that she would not vote for any appropriations bill “to fund the weaponization of government.”
“I hope every one of my Republican colleagues will join me,” she said.
This morning, I’m writing an appropriations rider to DEFUND Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office and entire investigation.
I will not vote for ANY appropriations bill to fund the weaponization of government.
I hope every one of my Republican colleagues will join me.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 12, 2023
Greene separately said that the current case against the former president is a “weaponized government attempt to take down the top political enemy and leading presidential candidate of the United States, Donald J. Trump.”
She further said that Republicans in Congress must “use the power of appropriations to stop the weaponization of government, especially in light that we know that there are others who are guilty of true crimes.”
She specifically cited former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was not charged after it was revealed that she retained 30,000 government emails. Some of these were marked ‘Classified’ and ‘Confidential.’
“There should have been an investigation done into that,” Greene said.
The Republican also cited classified material found at Biden’s personal residence, which is being investigated by special counsel Robert Hur.
She asked Americans not to forget “Joe Biden’s documents that are sitting in his garage next to his Corvette where the door opens and closes.”
Greene has emerged as one of the most stalwart defenders of the former president during the current investigation.
Greene has also called for the impeachment of President Joe Biden related to a number of concerns, including the 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan and the current situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Furthermore, Greene has been outspoken in her criticism related to an alleged bribery plot many Republicans argue included the Biden family.
She called the evidence against the president “damning” and “credible.”
Greene said that the “impeachable” reported bribe should have resulted in him “being hauled out of the White House yesterday in handcuffs.”