Rep. Greene sounds off on war in Ukraine at Rome, Georgia, rally

Staff photo by Olivia Ross / U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks to the crowd at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome, Ga., on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

ROME, Ga. - The U.S. needs to ramp up its domestic petroleum production to break the hold of Russia's energy dominance, said U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Rome, in a wide-ranging speech to a crowd of supporters at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Regarding the war in Ukraine, Greene blamed President Joe Biden for inaction by not sanctioning Russia during the build-up of troops on Ukraine's border, removing sanctions from a Russian pipeline and continuing to buy Russian oil.

"Now Joe Biden is still having America buy oil from Russia," Greene said. "So essentially Joe Biden is funding Vladimir Putin, the murderer and the thug of Russia. He's funding war."

The rally was billed as a celebration of the Second Amendment and all American freedoms, and Greene was the final speaker among elected officials, gun rights advocates and candidates running for office in Georgia.