(CBrief) – Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene wasn’t in the mood to take criticism from Sen. Lindsey Graham after the South Carolina Republican criticized her over remarks she made regarding the Massachusetts Air National Guardsman who leaked highly classified intelligence on Ukraine and China.
In an interview on Sunday, Graham called her apparent praise for the leaker “irresponsible” and that unauthorized releases of sensitive military intelligence that may support a personal political view nonetheless “puts America in serious danger.”
“What they’re suggesting will destroy America’s ability to defend itself. That it’s OK to release classified information based on your political views. That the ends justify the means. If you’re a member of the military intelligence community and you disagree with American policy, and you think you’re going to be okay when it comes to leaking classified information, you’re going to go to jail. It’s one of the most irresponsible statements she could make,” Graham told ABC’s This Week.
Graham proceeded to talk about how the leak had “compromised” the human resources involved in gathering intelligence and emphasized that the United States could not afford to have “a chaotic intelligence gathering system.”
“There is no justification for this, and for any member of Congress to suggest it’s OK to leak classified information because you agree with the cause is terribly irresponsible and puts America in serious danger,” he added.
Earlier, Greene, a Georgia Republican, tweeted: “Jake Teixeira is white, male, christian, and antiwar. That makes him an enemy to the Biden regime. And he told the truth about troops being on the ground in Ukraine and a lot more. Ask yourself who is the real enemy? A young low level national guardsmen? Or the administration that is waging war in Ukraine, a non-NATO nation, against nuclear Russia without war powers?”
Greene appeared to respond to Graham’s criticism with a photo of him that was digitally altered to show him holding a can of Bud Light with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney’s face on it.