Marjorie Taylor Green, unburdened by House committee work, should put a bit more time into her trolling banter. Sadly, this was no different than the previous guy’s issues with thinking the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico weren’t part of the US, and his minions’ interest in giving Alaska back to Russia.
Guam is a US Territory and its residents are all US citizens. Guam’s currency IS the U.S. dollar.
“I’m a regular person. And I wanted to take my regular-person, normal, everyday American values, which is, we love our country. We believe our hard-earned tax dollars should just go for America, not for what? China, Russia, the Middle East, Guam, whatever, wherever.”
Michael San Nicolas, Guam’s delegate in the House, told The Guam Daily Post, “Congresswoman Greene is a new member, and we will be paying a visit to her and delivering delicious Chamorro Chip Cookies as part of our ongoing outreach to new members to introduce them to our wonderful island of Guam.”
The office of Guam’s governor, Lourdes Aflague Leon Guerrero, offered educational resources to Greene.
“We would be more than happy to send Representative Greene’s office a copy of ‘Destiny’s Landfall: A History of Guam,'” Krystal Paco-San Agustin, the director of communications for the governor, told The Post.
Guam, an island in the west Pacific Ocean, has been a US territory since 1898, following the Spanish-American War. Its residents are US citizens who pay federal taxes, but not federal income tax. Many people in Guam serve in the US military, and it’s considered to be of vital strategic importance.
Dear Rep @mtgreenee: Guam is a US territory, not a foreign country. I served on active duty at Andersen AFB, the only base in the Western Pacific that can permanently service US bombers.
Oh, and Guam Representative San Nicolas votes in House Committees, something you cannot do. https://t.co/FYf4Wfz3VH
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 12, 2021