Controversial Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks Guam is a foreign country that is undeserving of U.S. aid.
In her comments during the Conservative Political Action Conference held in Orlando, Florida, Greene said: “We believe our hard-earned tax dollars should just go for America. Not for, what? China, Russia, the Middle East, Guam, whatever, wherever.”
This got the ire of Guam residents, including former Guam Republican Party Chairman and Republican National Committee member Phil Flores.
“You know, it may have something to do with the water in Georgia. First, we got Hank Johnson saying Guam’s gonna tip over and now we got Marjorie Taylor Greene saying we’re not part of America,” Flores said jokingly during an interview with K-57’s Patti Arroyo.
Flores, who is also the president and chairman of BankPacific, actually called Greene’s office to correct the congresswoman’s statement.
“I called her office and I talked to somebody there. He was very polite and I was very polite, because you can get a lot more done with a smile than a smirk, and I said… you know, we’re America … please tell the congresswoman that we are America and we’re Americans. We are proud Americans and we’ve been part of America for 122 years. It was like a one-minute conversation but I’m glad I did it, just so somebody brings it to their attention,” Flores said.
Greene’s comment also apparently caught the attention of Adelup and Congressman Michael San Nicolas.
The governor’s director of communications, Krystal Paco-San Agustin, said they will send Greene a copy of “Destiny’s Landfall: A History of Guam” while San Nicolas said he will send the congresswoman a bag of Chamorro Chip cookies as part of his outreach to introduce Guam to new members of the House.