Marjorie Taylor Greene Urges U.S. to Leave NATO to Avoid War with Russia

Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene recently argued that she felt the U.S. should leave NATO to avoid a conflict with Russia.

On Wednesday evening, Greene took to her Twitter account to share a Wall Street Journal article reflecting on the increasing tension between the U.S. and Russia following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

She also warned that she believed the U.S. could be dragged into a conflict with Russia if things continued as they are.

"The American people do not want war with Russia, but NATO and our own foolish leaders are dragging us into one," she tweeted alongside the article. "A war that no one will win. Escalation over Ukraine, a non-member nation, risking nuclear war is a power-play endangering the entire world. We should pull out of NATO."

The Wall Street Journal article headline shared by Greene read: Moscow Pledges Response to U.S. Military Expansion and it focused on Russia's response to the news the U.S. will be making its biggest expansion in Europe in Poland.

The U.S expansion in Europe includes a permanent presence in Poland, which goes against a 1997 agreement with Russia where NATO said it would not establish a large number of foreign troops in Poland.

"We're proving that NATO is more needed now than it has ever been," President Joe Biden said while speaking at the NATO summit in Madrid on Wednesday.

During this announcement, Biden said the U.S. would add a new permanent headquarters for the U.S. 5th Army Corps in Poland. an additional rotational brigade to Romania and enhance rotational deployments in the Baltic states.

American military hardware will also be sent to Europe to improve its defenses.

This will include two additional F-35 fighter squadrons to the U.K., two additional U.S. Navy destroyers deployed to Spain and new air defenses sent to Germany and Italy.

Following this news, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Segei Ryabkov said Moscow would take "compensatory measures" in response, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

"I think those who propose such decisions are under the illusion that they will be able to intimidate Russia and somehow restrain it. They won't succeed," he said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has also publicly made his displeasure known as he addressed recent mockery from G7 leaders.

G7 leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Union President Ursula von der Leyen, mocked the Russian leader over a notorious topless photo, while at a summit in Germany on Sunday.

When asked about the jokes, Putin told reporters on Thursday: "I don't know how they wanted to get undressed, above or below the waist," he said. "But I think it would be a disgusting sight in any case."

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Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia recently said she believed the U.S. should pull out of NATO to avoid war with Russia. Pictured, U.S. President Joe Biden listens to other G7 leaders speaking at the "Global Infrastructure“ side event during the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau on June 26, 2022 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Greene speaks at a news conference about the National Defense Authorization Bill at the U.S. Capitol on September 22, 2021. Sean Gallup and Kevin Dietsch/Getty