DOTHAN — When the Alabama Federation of Republican Women announced they had invited U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to be their keynote speaker at a fundraiser last month, the decision was panned by critics, both Republicans and Democrats, with some fearing the worst.
However, before a crowd of over a hundred people on Friday, Greene’s presentation went off with no disruptions and instead, spells of raucous applause from the attendees.
But that did not mean Greene’s appearance was without red meat served up to the Republicans gathered at the Dothan Civic Center.
Greene kicked off her speech by reiterating three of her “favorite things” she often says while speaking before crowds.
“That’s like three of my favorite things: impeach Joe Biden, expel Maxine Waters — we’ve got to take out the trash in Washington, D.C. — and fire Dr. Anthony Fauci,” she said to applause.
“I’m not going to apologize for saying what I’m about to say, but I’m a big fan of President Donald J. Trump,” she continued. “That’s how I always test my crowd. Then I’m going to tell you something else: I believe Trump won the election.”
Also in attendance were U.S. Reps. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and former U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard. Both Brooks and Blanchard are candidates for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat up in 2022.
Greene spoke for an hour and hit some highlights of her first seven months in the U.S. House of Representatives, including her interactions with U.S. Reps. Marie Newman (D-IL), Cori Bush (D-MO) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
She also addressed the internet chatter often highlighted by national media outlets claiming former President Donald Trump would be reinstalled as president in August. Greene asked attendees not to believe it.
“I will tell you this: Sometimes you hear people saying crazy things like, ‘President Trump is going to be back in the White House in August,'” she said. “That is not going to happen. Please don’t believe anyone who is telling you those kinds of things. I get so frustrated with that. There are three members of Congress sitting right here that will tell you that’s not going to happen. The process for putting President Trump back in the White House — it’s not there.”
“We don’t have a constitutional process for that,” Greene continued. “So, I don’t want anyone to get their hopes up over something that is not going to happen. What we’ve got to do is reveal the fraud that took place in the 2020 election — reveal it, then hold people accountable that made it take place, make sure we have good election laws, get rid of this crazy absentee ballot voting, make sure our machines are OK. Then we win in 2022 and 2024.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.