‘Shut the government down. Who cares?’ said the congresswoman
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has called for the US government to be shut down, in bizarre comments made during an interview with Steve Bannon.
The former political strategist to Donald Trump asked Ms Greene about the Democrat’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill during an interview for his War Room podcast on Thursday.
Mr Bannon asked whether House Republicans had a plan to stop Democrats from passing the bill in the forthcoming weeks, to which Ms Greene replied that she hadn’t heard of any such plan yet.
She then continued: “But I’ll tell you what I have to say, Steve: Shut it down!” 彼女は言いました. “Shut the government down. Who cares?”
Ms Greene went on to say that Americans shouldn’t trust the government to spend money on infrastructure.
“You can’t trust these people with your money," 彼女は言いました, going on to imply that that the nation’s infrastructure could be maintained and developed by private citizens instead.
“Guess what? The American people can get it done at home without the government!" 彼女は言いました. "私は言う, put up a fight, shut it down! We shouldn’t be spending this!」
Ms Greene is well-known for making outlandish statements, and has hit headlines on many occasions for peddling conspiracy theories and spreading disinformation about Covid and vaccinations.
Last month the congresswoman was suspended from Twitter for a week after tweeting that the Food and Drug Administration “should not approve the covid vaccines” because they were “failing”.
A spokesperson for the social media platform said the tweet “was labelled in line with our Covid-19 misleading information policy. Twitterのルールに繰り返し違反しているため、アカウントは1週間読み取り専用モードになります。」.
Twitter imposes a “seven-day account lock” if a user posts misinformation about Covid four times. If there’s a ‘fifth strike,’ the user is banned.