- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s praise for the Air National Guardsman arrested and charged last week for leaking classified military documents was “one of the most irresponsible statements she could make.”
- “If you’re a member of the military intelligence community and you disagree with American policy and you think you’re going to be OK when it comes to leaking classified information, you’re going to go to jail,” Graham said on ABC’s “This Week.”
- He also said the praise by the conservative firebrand Greene was “one of the most irresponsible statements she could make.”
The guardsman, 21-year-old Jack Teixeira, leaked Pentagon secrets about the war in Ukraine.
The GOP’s most conservative wing has been critical of the U.S. involvement in the war, particularly over the Biden administration giving billions in taxpayer dollars to Ukraine to fend off the Russian invasion.
- Hours after the arrest Thursday, Greene 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.”