Marjorie Taylor Greene Blurts Out Classified Information During House Hearing…

Date: March 17, 2023

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“During a hearing about border security this week, Marjorie Taylor Greene blurted out information that the witness – a US Border Patrol chief – said he couldn’t comment on due to the fact that it was classified. Greene insisted that she didn’t care if the information was classified because she says the public has a right to know. This is exceptionally concerning, and possibly illegal, as Farron Cousins explains.

*This transcript was auto-generated. Please excuse any typos.

During a House Homeland Security hearing this week. And as we all know, Marjorie Taylor Green is unfortunately a part of that committee. But they brought in, um, US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz to ask him some questions, you know, about what’s been happening down there at the southern border. And during her questioning of Chief Ortiz, Marjorie Taylor Green, apparently blurted out, classified US intelligence for the entire world to hear. Here is the exchange that took place between Marjorie Taylor Green and Chief Ortiz. Chief Ortiz. This is Marjorie Taylor Green. Are you aware that there was an explosive device found by Border Patrol agents on January 17th in an area called No Man’s Land and theirs surveillance of who put it there? And guess what? It wasn’t Americans, it was cartels. Are you aware of that Chief Ortiz responses? Uh, I will tell you that some of this information that I receive, I, I receive in a confidential, so I’m going to be a little hesitant of briefing what I know and what I don’t know with respect to some of those, uh, an event like that.

So that’s Chief Ortiz’s trying to diplomatically say, Hey, um, that’s classified info. We, we can’t be talking about it here. Let’s just, you know, next question. Green didn’t back down. She doubled down. She said, I understand Chief Ortiz, but I’m not going to be confidential because I think people deserve to know. Our border patrol agent should not be in those type of conditions where they’re at risk of being blown to pieces by the cartels, who by the way are criminals and they should be treated as such. Before I continue, I, is there anyone who doesn’t treat a drug cartel like criminals? Like are there actually people in this country rooting for the drug cartels other than drug dealers themselves? Like that’s a stupid thing to say. As a matter of fact, I’ve co-sponsored legislation to declare war on the cartels because they’re definitely declaring war on us, the American people and our border patrol agents.

And I’ve had enough of it and I know Americans have had enough of it. What we’ve had enough of as Americans is classified information not being properly secured here in the United States of America. I, I think we’re all a little tired of that. I mean obviously we’ve seen it with Trump, we saw it with Biden’s documents, we saw it with Pence’s documents, we’ve seen it with other individuals documents. Now we got a member of the House Homeland Security Committee blurting out classified intelligence for the world to hear it. And you may be asking yourself like, well, okay, but why was that classified? That seems kind of innocuous. Doesn’t matter why it was classified, it was classified. Perhaps it’s part of an ongoing investigation with the Mexican government. Perhaps perhaps there is a sting operation to catch the individuals involved in it and blurting out the information. Could have put the lives of American agents in danger. We don’t know. We don’t need to

Know every single thing. I’m not, look, I get there are things the government can and cannot say. I may not agree with some of the things that they don’t tell us, but I do understand it. You know, kind of to paraphrase, Tommy, uh uh, uh, Tommy Lee Jones from Men in Black People are scared, panicky, and stupid. So if we knew everything the government knows, yeah, we, we’d be stupid about it. Which is why certain things are classified cuz it’s better off if we don’t know, not defending everything they classify. Sometimes they classify stupid stuff. But here’s what gets me. Didn’t Donald Trump sign a bill into law increasing the penalty for individuals who either take classified information or reveal classified information? He did. He did. So I don’t know if that law applies to blurting out classified information in the middle of a house hearing, but if it does, Marjorie Taylor Green may wanna lawyer up. Cuz I’m pretty sure they’re not exempted from that law that Trump himself signed into law. So maybe be more careful with your words in the future, Marjorie, because there literally are some things you’re legally not allowed to say. And of course you want to go to.



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