(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) In stark contrast to the seemingly blind adoration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a realization is starting to set in that while fighting a ruthless dictator, Zelenskyy might be coming one himself.
But that pales against what Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has alleged in a series of disturbing tweets.
Greene, who advocated for limited engagement in the Ukraine—Russia fight, claimed to have exposed allegations of torture and crimes against humanity that are being committed by pro-Ukrainian forces, according to Big League Politics.
In a (since removed) Twitter thread, Greene said she was showing evidence of forces with the Ukrainian government beating and brutalizing women and children.
Torture and abuse of Ukrainian people including women and children.
I’m strongly opposed to Putin’s invasion & Russia’s war in Ukraine and I’m strongly opposed to this.
The US must demand Zelensky stop his military from torturing his own people.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) March 20, 2022
“We should not spend billions of American’s hard earned tax dollars on lethal aid to be given to possible Nazi militias that are torturing innocent people, especially children and women,” Greene said.
“It’s not Pro-Putin to be against this. It’s Pro-torture & evil to stay silent/censor it.”
That reluctance to ignore any tarnish on Ukraine is consistent with the sentiment Greene expressed after Zelenskyy’s pitch for more U.S. support and money.
“It is time for a more level-headed approach to foreign engagements from America’s elites, and time we loosened the military-industrial complex’s stranglehold on our politicians and our policymaking,” Greene said at the time.
“There is no doubt that Putin’s actions in Ukraine are despicable and evil,” she sad.
“We weep when we see images of men, women and children wounded or killed. We regret any human suffering, and we mourn any loss of human life,” Greene continued.
“But we cannot and we must not allow our compassion to blind us to reason and common sense.”