In comments at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) claimed that Guam was a foreign country and shouldn't be entitled to any assistance from the United States.
Greene, whose past support for deranged conspiracy theories got her stripped of her committee assignments in the House, was apparently unaware that Guam has been a United States territory for over a century. What's more, it was a crucial hub for U.S. soldiers in World War II, and there are three U.S. military bases in Guam to this day.
To make Greene aware of this point, Guam's Delegate to the House of Representatives Michael San Nicolas—a Democrat—brought members of Guam's National Guard stationed at the Capitol to Greene's office.
LOL. @mtgreenee called Guam a foreign land. So members of the Guam National Guard paid her a visit. (Guam has been… https://t.co/T71RB5FLnY— Mark Elliott (@Mark Elliott) 1615836735.0
In the video, the service members wait silently outside Greene's office while San Nicolas—who has brought cookies and reading material—talks with a member of Greene's staff. The staff member thanks them for their service and promises the Congresswoman would love to meet them.
But in a letter to the Pentagon, Greene accuses the National Guard members of ambushing her office and warns against what she believes is a "troubling trend" forming at the U.S. Capitol.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, in a letter to the Pentagon, accuses Guam Del. Michael San Nicolas of "leading more than tw… https://t.co/chQNyMB1Tm— Andrew Solender (@Andrew Solender) 1615930991.0
In describing the supposed "politicization and misuse of our armed forces," Greene says part of this "dangerous and troubling trend" was when:
"Guam's Congressional Delegate, Michael San Nicolas, leading more than two dozen National Guard troops to ambush my office unannounced and subsequently video record my staff without solicitation or consent."
The accusation is rich, coming from Greene.
Before her election to office, Greene routinely "ambushed" public figures like 17 year old school shooting survivor David Hogg, whom she followed, video recorded, and berated. Greene also showed up to the Capitol and demanded to see Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), to make them swear in on the Bible instead of the Quran.
In the letter, Greene goes on to demand the temporary fencing around the Capitol—which was put in place after an actual ambush that Greene's lies helped promote—be taken down.
Her hypocrisy was immediately called out on social media.
@mtgreenee ambush? Really? Did you forget about the video showed you ambushing @SpeakerPelosi office to serve her i… https://t.co/Td1Vuwn6d3— WildGypsy (@WildGypsy) 1615988354.0
So @mtgreenee 1.Suddenly takes offense to video recording someone who doesn’t want to be recorded (see David Hogg)… https://t.co/zarrkr6OyD— Brett Sabo (@Brett Sabo) 1615982280.0
@AndrewSolender Funny how she's so concerned about ambushing people with her history of harassing school shooting s… https://t.co/i28EGYclZf— Nurse Elise 🌒 (@Nurse Elise 🌒) 1615932976.0
People noted that this was a rare "ambush" that involved cookies.
They ambushed her office with cookies. https://t.co/LuuECThXBj— M.S. Burton (@M.S. Burton) 1615937644.0
They delivered cookies. What kind of Republican is afraid of our troops? https://t.co/8cR50Z60ft— Patrick S. Tomlinson (@Patrick S. Tomlinson) 1615937802.0
They brought her cookies. Cookies. Quite the ambush. @mtgreenee is out of her fecking mind. https://t.co/LMC4xxkdq0— Just Debi, no stache (@Just Debi, no stache) 1615970913.0
@mtgreenee Awwww - did you feel threatened by COOKIES? ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ https://t.co/K87RwmuWuW— Kathleen Ruth (@Kathleen Ruth) 1615983745.0
But speaking of troubling trends...
Margie is there only "troubling trend" going on. https://t.co/04ju9KB0uL— Pamela (@Pamela) 1615939919.0
MTG is a part of a troubling trend so she can just scurry her ass on out. https://t.co/IzBpbgUNMU— rachel (@rachel) 1615939362.0
MTG is an expert on "troubling trends." https://t.co/o7nBwqMxb9— Jamie Baker Roskie (@Jamie Baker Roskie) 1615937074.0
In addition to a friendly visit from National Guard members, Greene's Guam comments also prompted the territory's governor to offer her a history book.