Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Reaction to Lindsey Graham’s Criticism
On Sunday, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, responded to criticism from Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina. The disagreement arose when Greene was said to have praised Jack Teixeira, the Massachusetts Air National Guardsman who leaked classified intelligence on Ukraine and China.
Jake Teixeira is white, male, christian, and antiwar.
That makes him an enemy to the Biden regime.
And he told the truth about troops being on the ground in Ukraine and a lot more.
Ask yourself who is the real enemy?
A young low level national guardsmen?
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) April 13, 2023
Graham called Greene’s support for the leaker “irresponsible” and warned that unauthorized releases of sensitive military intelligence could put America in serious danger. He added that the idea that leaking classified information based on personal political views was acceptable would destroy America’s ability to defend itself.
Political Feuding Between Greene and Graham
The relationship between Greene and Graham is a reflection of the divisive politics that have come to define American politics in recent years. It is not uncommon for politicians to have disagreements over policy or to criticize each other. However, this disagreement highlights the deepening ideological divide between the Republican Party’s traditionalists, represented by Graham, and its more populist members, represented by Greene.
Greene’s Response to Graham
After Graham’s comments, Greene appeared to respond by posting a digitally altered photo of Graham holding a can of Bud Light with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney’s face on it. The photo was a reference to the controversy surrounding Anheuser-Busch’s partnership with Mulvaney, which had drawn criticism from some conservatives.
The original photo, taken in 2016 by Jason Bahr for Getty Images, showed Graham holding a glass of beer.
The Leaker and the Charges Against Him
Teixeira has been accused of leaking documents that contain “sensitive and highly-classified material.” He was charged with unauthorized retention and transmission of national defense information and willful retention of classified documents. He made his first court appearance in Boston last week, where he did not enter a plea and was ordered detained pending a detention hearing set for April 19. During the hearing, his father shouted, “I love you, Jack!” to which the suspect responded, “I love you, Dad.”
The leaked documents included a wide range of highly classified information, including eavesdropping on key allies and adversaries and blunt assessments of the state of the Ukraine war. The documents also included national security assessments involving Chinese spying. According to CNN, the leaked documents showed that U.S. intelligence agencies have evidence of at least four additional Chinese spy balloons that were monitoring the country, each of which could potentially disrupt military operations or communications.