Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: Congress Is ‘Failing the American People and the American People Have No Idea How Bad It Is'

By Susan Jones | May 6, 2021 | 9:24am EDT
 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) wore a "Trump Won" face mask as she took her oath of office on January 3, 2021. (Photo by ERIN SCOTT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) wore a "Trump Won" face mask as she took her oath of office on January 3, 2021. (Photo by ERIN SCOTT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

( - Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the outspoken, conservative Trump supporter from Georgia, is a pariah among lawmakers for those and other reasons.

On Wednesday, she returned the favor, explaining to Fox News's Tucker Carlson that she now understands why the country is deep in debt and "crumbling."

When I got to Congress, I found out, here's why we are in trillions of dollars of debt. Here's why our country feels like it is crumbling. Here's why the business -- it's a business, that's what Congress is, it runs the country -- this is why this business is failing, failing America, it's because most of the people that are there are not qualified to be there.

There are people that can only succeed in government or academia, or maybe they are attorneys that could not build their career big enough, so they decided to go into politics, or people that just pursued a political career because they love that life for what being a member of Congress gives them.

So when I got to Congress, I realized, this is a system that is severely failing the American people and the American people have no idea how bad it is.

"They sound like losers," Carlson -- another target of media leftists -- told Greene:

"I think a lot of them are losers," Greene agreed.

They are not impressive people, and the other part is they cannot relate to real America because they have never functioned in it. They have never succeeded in it.

They have never built something and been tested, like owning a business, a small business, where you literally don't know if you're going to survive the next month, and you are doing everything you can to keep all of your employees on your payroll to meet your rent, to pay your bills, and also to serve your customers and do a good job so they come back the next day.

Most of those people have no idea what that is like, and that is why they don't appreciate the hard-earned tax dollars that people work so hard for and have to pay to the government. They don't appreciate these people's money because they waste it and throw it away.

They spend it on frivolous programs that make them feel good about themselves so they can pat themselves on the back and go back to their districts, when they are running for Congress again, and say 'Look at me. Look at what I did. I funded this. I passed a bill.'

As if passing a bill is why they should get reelected. As a matter of fact, most of the bills they passed is why we should not reelect them, so Congress, to me, was a really big disappointment.

Greene said Congress should be "accountable" to all Americans, regardless of their party:

And Republicans need to do what they say they are going to do instead of just continuing to say it, because the truth is, Republican voters and donors are sick and tired and fed up with weak Republicans that never accomplish what they claim they are going to do.

And they vote for them, and they donate, and they vote, and they donate, but what I have been hearing over and over again from big donors, all the way down to the sweetest people that can't afford to donate but just vote because they know it is their civic duty, and they are just good people, is -- their very much upset and done with the Republican party right now. And you want to know something?

I think that's tragic. I hate to lose. Tucker, I hate to lose. I don't want to lose our country, and I don't want to see the party that I affiliate myself with fail people. And I don't want to see people be disappointed. And I don't want to see people lose their hopes and their dreams and think that their children or their grandchildren or their great grandchildren have no chance.

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