Marjorie Taylor Greene Puts Kamala In Her Place

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia) took aim at Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday (October 3) when she questioned whether Harris’s white husband was “worth less” following the VP’s comments on “equity.”

Harris made remarks about using “equity” to shape climate resiliency policies during a discussion about federal aid to support communities devastated by Hurricane Ian.

“It is our lowest-income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues that are not of their own making,” Harris said during her remarks Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum last Friday (September 30).

She added, “We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity.”
Her comments instantly drew backlash from Republicans who expressed that relief efforts should not be doled out based on equity.

Greene was among some of the first to call out Harris for her comments, taking to Twitter to question if Harris believed her white husband, Doug Emhoff, is “worth less.”

Tagging Harris in her tweet, Green stated, “hurricanes do not target people based on the color of their skin. Hurricanes do not discriminate. And neither should the federal government giving aid to people suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Ian.”

She added, “Is your husband’s life worth less bc he’s white?”

However, a spokesperson for the White House claimed the backlash was unwarranted as the Vice President’s claims were based on broader, long-term policies to address climate resilience and not the immediate aid for hurricane victims.