Taylor Greene wants to 'defund New York' for Trump's conviction

 June 5, 2024

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a controversial figure, has expressed her desire to "defund" the state of New York for its conviction of former President Donald Trump. 

In an effort to penalize residents following the conviction of Trump by 12 jurors on May 30, Greene suggested that the state be disconnected from federal funding, as Interview reported.

The proposal would restrict access to federal resources for veterans' benefits, education, housing, and law enforcement.

Recent Interview

During an interview with former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on the television channel Real America's Voice, Greene made a comment.

“And I think the American people have turned a corner after they watched that conviction come down in New York, to the point where it’s like, you know what? Screw New York,” the Georgia representative stated.

“New York doesn’t deserve a damn penny. We shouldn’t fund them one single dime. Not a dime.”

“Because New York – you want to know – the state of New York – you know what they did, Steve,” she asked Bannon. “That state of New York released a monster – an illegal alien – that then traveled down to Georgia and murdered Laken Riley, yet they convicted President Trump of 34 fake felony charges.”

More Crimes

Jose Ibarra, who had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Riley, was the illegal alien that Greene was referring to while he was speaking.

“Oh no, no, no,” she added. “The state of New York is the one that carries on and continues crimes and violence and corruption. They don’t deserve a penny from the federal government.”
Greene has a long history of controversial statements.

House Speaker Mike Johnson was accused by Greene of being "owned by the Democrats" in an interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo in May.

In response to Johnson's evident reluctance to "defund Jack Smith," the special counsel who filed two indictments against Trump, her accusations were made.

The House Response

The House rejected Greene's attempt to remove the House Speaker from his position. Her resolution was supported by only 10 Republicans and 32 Democrats.

In a bipartisan effort, the chamber ultimately voted 359-43-7 to maintain his position.

Greene contended in a social media post on X in late May that the Justice Department of the Biden Administration made an attempt to "assassinate" Trump. The post demonstrated an increase in her utilization of radical language.

It seems that her post was initiated by a statement made by Trump on Truth Social, in which he claimed, without any evidence, that the Department of Justice "AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE" during the FBI's seizure of Mar-a-Lago in August 2022.

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