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CNN’s Tapper: ‘I’m Not Sure Marjorie Taylor Greene Knows Who Churchill or Chamberlain Are’

via ABC

CNN anchor Jake Tapper questioned whether Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene understands historical references to Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain, given her criticism of Rep. Mike Johnson’s support for funding Ukraine.

Greene had said Johnson was a “[expletive] fool” and “liar” for thinking Republicans backed the $60 billion aid package.

Greene said, “Everywhere I go in my district, everyone is so angry at Mike Johnson. And one guy said it to me like this. He goes, ‘Do they have Mike Johnson’s wife tied up somewhere and have a gun to her head? What is wrong with Mike Johnson? So, for Mike Johnson to actually think that his Republican conference supports sending $60 billion to Ukraine, he is a [expletive] fool, Steve. And he is a liar.”

Tapper, in discussing Greene’s push to remove Johnson as Speaker, noted Rep. Don Bacon framed the situation as Johnson needing “to have a Churchill, not a Chamberlain right now” in standing up to Putin, as Churchill stood up to Hitler.

Tapper said, “Now, normally, I’m reluctant to give a microphone to Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. But she speaks for a big part of the Republican Party, a part that has really had an impact on Congress.”

Bacon was referring to Churchill’s resolute stance against Nazi Germany compared to Chamberlain’s appeasement.

However, Tapper expressed doubt Greene would understand the World War II allusions, given her rhetoric against supporting Ukraine.

He added, “Congressman Don Bacon, who I don’t know I would call him moderate but he is certainly sane, he is from a swing district in Nebraska, framed the situation for Speaker John like this, ‘He’s got a gun to his head right now, but we need to have a Churchill, not a Chamberlain right now. He could be on the right side of history.’ I’m not sure that Marjorie Taylor Greene knows who Churchill or Chamberlain are but that’s a World War II allusion to standing up to Putin in this case, and Hitler back then.”

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