Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls Zelensky Corrupt, Feels Sorry for Ukrainians

Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene claimed on Tuesday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is corrupt.

The clip of Greene making the claim while speaking at a Paulding County Town Hall meeting has started to go viral on social media and the video has so far been viewed over 200,000 times.

While being critical of Zelensky, Greene did say she felt sorry for Ukrainian civilians and has repeatedly called for an end to the war in Ukraine on her Twitter page.

Greene was reading a note that asked whether she agreed with the comments of North Carolina Representative Madison Cawthorn.

"Do you agree with Madison Cawthorn that Zelensky is corrupt and that the Ukrainian Government is corrupt?," Greene said, as she read a question she had received.

"Yes, and yes, that is an easy one. This was known everywhere," she answered.

"It doesn't mean that... I feel sorry for the people. They are the ones who I feel sorry for."

This comes after Cawthorn told his supporters earlier this month to "remember that Zelensky is a thug," a comment that has been widely criticized.

"The Ukrainian government is incredibly corrupt," and has been "pushing woke ideologies," he said in a video which was obtained by Raleigh news station WRAL.

Cawthorn's communications director, Luke Ball, defended his comments and highlighted that the congressman also condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions.

"Russian disinformation twists words, removes context, and uses selective sound bites to further their political agenda," Ball told Newsweek.

"It reminds us of the mainstream media here in the United States. Sad."

Newsweek has contacted Greene and the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Office for comment.

Greene has been critical of Zelensky on her social media feed and over the weekend suggested money sent from America to Ukraine could be used by Nazis.

"The US must demand Zelensky stop his military from torturing his own people" she wrote on Sunday on her Twitter page.

She also wrote: "I'm strongly opposed to Putin's invasion and Russia's war in Ukraine."

In a follow-up tweet she wrote: "We should not spend billions of Americans' hard-earned tax dollars on lethal aid to be given to possible Nazi militias that are torturing innocent people, especially children and women."

"It's not Pro-Putin to be against this. It's pro-torture and evil to stay silent/censor it."

The video Greene posted alongside these tweets has since been taken down with Twitter saying it was posted from an account that is now suspended.

Greene later reiterated her stance.

"I do not support: "Putin and his murderous war in Ukraine. Zelensky and Nazi militias in his corrupt country," she tweeted.

"Neocons, Neolibs, or the Uniparty foreign policies that have spent trillions in senseless foreign wars.

"I support the American People only and call for all of this to end."

Marjorie Zelensky
Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., left, talks as US President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint-session of Congress at the Capitol on March 01, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, right, speaks at a press conference at his official residence, the Maryinsky Palace, in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 3, 2022. Greene has said that she believes Zelensky is corrupt. J. Scott Applewhite and Laurent Van der Stock/Getty Images