“There will be a lot of Republicans running our way”

A composite image of President Joe Biden and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, booing the president during the State of the Union address.Susan Walsh/AP; Win McNamee/Getty Images

  • Joe Biden thinks Marjorie Taylor Greene could be an asset to the Democrats in a GOP-controlled House.

  • “You will have a lot of Republicans running our way,” with more hard-right lawmakers in office, Biden said.

  • “Is not she Lovely?” he continued, smiling. “Oof!”

President Joe Biden thinks conservative brand Marjorie Taylor Greene could be an asset to Democrats in a Republican-controlled House.

“You know, a little more Marjorie Taylor Greene and a few more, you’ll have a lot of Republicans running our way,” he said, laughing during remarks at the House Democrats’ 2023 Issues Conference on Wednesday night.

“Is not she Lovely?” he continued, smiling. “Oof!”

The Georgia Republican, who yelled “liar” during Biden’s State of the Union address, previously promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory and has made a slew of bigoted and offensive comments, including expressing support on social media for executing high-profile Democrats.

On Tuesday, the congressman wrongly made a contribution blamed the Biden administration for the deaths of two brothers from fentanyl, but they died in July 2020 while former President Donald Trump was in office.

Biden couldn’t help noticing her mistake.

“I probably shouldn’t digress,” Biden said, before adding, “Well, the interesting thing is that fentanyl they took came during the last administration.”

Biden encouraged conference attendees to work on both sides of the aisle.

“MAGA Republicans” will disagree with Democrats’ priorities, he said. “But that leaves a lot of Republicans,” he said.

“Republicans can help get significant majorities on some of these issues,” he said, noting that several government achievements, including the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, were passed on a bipartisan basis.

“It’s hard as hell, I recognize that,” he said.

He argued that both sides should agree on Medicare and Social Security protections, recalling the moment during his State of the Union address when he lured harassing Republicans into saying they wouldn’t cut entitlements.

“I’ve been to a lot of State of the Unions, but I’ve never seen one like this,” he said.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *