U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) brought her unvarnished, pro-MAGA vision for America to New Hampshire Monday with a speech to a Republican women’s group and a stop at Trump’s Manchester campaign HQ.
Her message to Granite State Republicans: Get on the Trump train — before it’s too late.
“I’m telling all of you guys, I’m asking you — make sure you’re supporting President Trump. He’s going to win this primary and he is going to beat Joe Biden. It’s going to happen,” Greene said.
“And when it does, there is no man in the country that has a list like President Trump. Nobody.”
Greene was the featured speaker at the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women’s Fall Harvest Breakfast at the Bedford Village Inn. Longshot GOP presidential candidate Ryan Binkley, a pastor and business owner from Texas, also briefly addressed the crowd.
“We often hear of Republicans who are not fighting for conservative values but there are Republicans who are standing up for what’s right and challenging the status quo – Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is one of them,” NHRFW President Elizabeth Girard introduced in her introduction.
Though a relative newcomer to national politics, Greene has become a lightning rod for controversy, in part due to her past support for the debunked QAnon conspiracy (she has since recanted, saying she was “sucked in” by information on the internet.) She is also a much sought-after speaker for MAGA groups, receiving a rock star’s welcome at this year’s CPAC gathering.
Not so at the NHFRW event, which fewer than 100 people attended. But she found some fans in the group. “We are all for you, absolutely,” one woman gushed to Greene after the speech.
Notably absent from the audience: the usually ubiquitous GOP candidates for governor, Kelly Ayotte and Chuck Morse. Other no-shows included NHGOP chair Chris Ager, Gov. Chris Sununu, and all of the announced GOP candidates for Congress.
New Hampshire politics may be far more purple than the deep-red district Greene represents, but she didn’t hold back on the red-meat rhetoric.
“Joe Biden? Unbelievable! The man has dementia. He has dementia! He can’t even say a sentence correctly. He can’t even walk off the stage,” Greene said.
“The election was stolen,” she added. “Guess what? Freedom of speech. I’ll say it every single day because there’s no way that man won. Unbelievable.”
Greene also told the crowd she will be filing a motion to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib over the Michigan Democrat’s statements since the Oct. 7 Hamas terror attack against Israel.
“[Tlaib] is antisemitic, hates Israel, hates America, supports Hamas, supports terrorism, and supports the murder of innocent Israeli citizens. That’s who Rashida Tlaib is. And we are definitely going to fight to censure her on Wednesday.”
And while Green’s opposition to financial support for Ukraine is a relatively mainstream position in the GOP, she accused America of committing “murder” in the conflict.
“Here’s what’s happening [in Ukraine],” Greene told the crowd. “We are depleting our weapons. We’re depleting our ammunition. We are grinding the country of Ukraine down to a stump — murdering, I don’t know how many countless people. And it’s being paid for with our tax dollars.”
According to Greene, America’s support for Ukraine is based not on national interest, but on cash and corruption.
“Here we are after almost two years now, for this war in Ukraine — and they want more money. Biden loves it. Why does Joe Biden want to spend money in Ukraine? It’s the best money laundering scheme going. The Biden Crime Family, they’ve been doing business over there for years. Everybody knows it,” Greene said.
Asked what her vision was for Europe and Ukraine after the U.S. pulled its funding, Greene told NHJournal the U.S. “should be negotiating a peace deal between the two countries and ending the war. It’s having large economic percussions, not just Europe, but all over the world.”
Greene acknowledged the GOP needs to include both conservatives like herself and more moderate members in swing districts in order to get a majority in the House. Asked if the message she brought from deep-red Georgia would work for Republicans in Bedford, she replied, “Absolutely.”
“Our message works in New Hampshire because people here are suffering from ‘Bidenflation,’ high energy prices, the bad economy, and the dangers from our wide-open southern border. I think people here would agree with people in Georgia, and Texas, and Iowa that Joe Biden is ruining our country.
“I betcha people here miss President Trump,” Greene said.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Elizabeth Girard’s introduction of Rep. Greene has been updated to more accurately reflect her verbatim comments.