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MTG Called Out For Voting Against House Resolution Mourning Victims Of Turkey-Syria Earthquakes

The MAGA Rep. was joined by fellow Republican Thomas Massie as the only two House members to vote against the resolution.

Marjorie Taylor Greene
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Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene came under fire after she voted against a House resolution mourning the more than 51,000 people who died in a series of deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria this month.

Greene was joined by fellow Republican Thomas Massie of Kentucky as the only two members of the House of Representatives to vote against the resolution, which praised “the work of humanitarian aid and rescue workers on the ground” and condemned “efforts by the Assad regime of Syria to exploit the disaster to evade international pressure and accountability."

The resolution, which passed 412-2, was proposed by South Carolina Republican Representative Joe Wilson.

Greene's opposition is especially striking because after the initial 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria in early February, she tweeted she was "praying" for Turkey "and other countries suffering through deadly earthquakes."

You can see Greene's tweet below.

Both she and Massie have been highly criticized for their failure to back Turkey and Syria, around whom all of Congress and much of the international community has coalesced.




Neither Greene nor Massie have responded to requests for comment.

The resolution states that the House "mourns the horrific loss of life in Türkiye and Syria caused by the earthquakes in Türkiye" as well as "expresses its deep condolences to the families of the many earthquake victims."

It praises "the heroic work of humanitarian aid and rescue workers on the ground to save lives and provide care for victims" and calls on Democratic President Joe Biden and his administration "to continue to use all diplomatic tools, including through the United Nations Security Council, to open all Türkiye-Syria border crossings for United Nations assistance."

The text goes on to criticize Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and condemns "efforts by the Assad regime to cynically exploit the disaster to evade international pressure and accountability," which include the Assad regime's work to prevent the United Nations "from providing assistance through multiple border crossings between Türkiye and Syria."