Guam Del. Michael F.Q. San Nicolas paid a go to to the workplace of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Monday after the QAnon-backing lawmaker betrayed an obvious lack of awareness in regards to the Pacific island on the Conservative Political Action Conference.
San Nicolas, accompanied by a gaggle of National Guard members from Guam, missed seeing Greene, however spoke to an aide, who thanked the group for a present basket of cookies.
Guam has been a U.S. territory since 1899, and its residents have been American residents since 1950. The island payments itself as “where America’s day begins” as a consequence of its location within the western Pacific.
Greene’s misguided comments, livestreamed Feb. 27 on her Facebook web page, started circulating on social media final week.
“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. Right?” Greene stated on the convention. “If we want to build roads, if we want to put money into schools, if we want to build border walls, we want it right here at home.”
San Nicolas promised to ship Chamorro Chip cookies to Greene, telling The Guam Daily Post final week that such visits have been a part of “our ongoing outreach to new members to introduce them to our wonderful island of Guam.” A Guam cafe proprietor popularized the well-known cookies, which function chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
Phil Flores, chair of the Republican Party of Guam, was much less charitable, telling the native outlet that he had referred to as Greene’s workplace “to educate her” on Guam’s standing as a part of America. Flores spoke to an assistant, and stated the first-term lawmaker’s lack of awareness was “really disappointing.”
Greene’s historical past of deceptive and outright false conspiracy-embracing commentary has landed her in hot water with members of her own party previously, notably after video displaying her verbally harassing a survivor of the Parkland, Florida, faculty capturing resurfaced earlier this 12 months.
Yet she acquired a vote of confidence from lots of her Republican colleagues when the House voted to strip Greene of her committee assignments in early February.
San Nicolas has represented Guam’s congressional district as a nonvoting delegate since 2019. He is presently under investigation by the House Ethics Committee over whether or not he misused marketing campaign funds and engaged in an improper sexual relationship with a staffer.
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