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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene criticized for speaking at white nationalist conference

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  • Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneAmerican politician and businesswoman from the state of Georgia
  • Vladimir PutinVladimir PutinPresident of Russia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., spoke before a meeting of white nationalists who support Russian President Vladimir Putin, drawing a rebuke Saturday from the leader of the Republican National Committee and others.

“White supremacy, neo-Nazism, hate speech and bigotry are disgusting and do not have a home in the Republican Party," RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.

Greene, who is barred from sitting on congressional committees because of extremist comments, said she did not know the views of the delegates at the conference and did not apologize for speaking there.

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In a tweet, Greene said she would not be drawn into "the guilt by association game in which you demand every conservative should justify anything ever said by anyone they’ve ever shared a room with."

"I talked about God and Liberty," Greene said. "I’m also not going to turn down the opportunity to speak to 1,200 young America First patriots because of a few off-color remarks by another speaker, even if I find those remarks unsavory."

The Georgia Republican appeared Friday night in Orlando at the America First Political Action Conference, an event designed to counter the Conservative Political Action Conference in the same city.

Greene also appeared at CPAC, where she told reporters she does not support the president of Russia: "Putin is a murderer, and he should never have invaded Ukraine."

CPAC banned the organizer of the alternate conference, Nicholas Fuentes, for his extremist views. The Anti-Defamation League described Fuentes as a "well-known white supremacist pundit and organizer," who has expressed support for the nation's “white demographic core."

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