Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene attempted a Mexican accent by saying that drug cartels in the country “love” Democrats and “rake” them amid the ongoing crisis on the southern border of the United States.
Speaking at an “America First” rally in Dalton, Georgia on Thursday, the Republican accused Democrats of being “in the business of helping the cartels,” before attempting what she admitted like a “bad Mexican accent”.
The rally was the latest in a series of road trip events hosted by Greene and his beleaguered colleague Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) amid an ongoing civil war between the ‘America First From the Republican Party and the so-called “moderate” faction.
In a speech to her supporters, Representative Greene said, “Are the Biden administration and Democrats no longer worried about children in cages? Don’t they care about drug trafficking, human trafficking? cartels.
“Cartels love Democrats. They’re out there, they’re like, ‘We make a lot of money with Biden, Joe Biden. “It’s my really bad Mexican accent. Oh, they love them, they love them. They rake it.”
News week contacted Rep. Greene’s office for further comment.
The first-year congressman landed in hot water last week after comparing a mask mandate imposed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the horrors of the Holocaust.
In an interview last Thursday, Greene said: “You know, we can look back into a time and a history where people were asked to wear a gold star, and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens. area, so much so that they were put on trains and taken to the gas chambers of Nazi Germany.
“This is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
The remarks drew widespread criticism against the Republican of Georgia, with leaders of his own party making a point of condemning his comparison.
“Marjorie is wrong and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling,” Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in a statement. “The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity committed in history. The fact that it has to be declared today is deeply disturbing.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the new chair of the House GOP conference, said she “belittles the most significant human atrocities ever committed” to compare them to the need to wear a face mask.
“We must all work together to educate our fellow Americans about the unthinkable horrors of the Holocaust,” she added.