“All Americans should leave this trash and reject Putin’s wing of the GOP now,” he added.
Greene, a Georgian Republican, spoke at the America’s First Committee for Political Action conference in Orlando, Florida, on Friday — an event founded by far-right activist Fuentes as an alternative to the annual Conservative Political Action Committee, which takes place this year. week.
After Russian troops invaded Ukraine this week, Fuentes wrote on messaging app Telegram, “I absolutely support Russia,” while also referring to Russian leader Vladimir Putin as “my Tsar.”
And the Republican Jewish Coalition takes aim at Greene and Gosar for associating with Fuentes.
“It is appalling and outrageous that Members of Congress would share a platform with individuals who actively spread antisemitic bile, mock the Holocaust, and promote dangerous anti-Israel conspiracy theories,” the coalition said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Greene defended her appearance on the show.
“I’m not going to play the guilt-ridden game of association where you demand that every conservative has to justify anything that has ever been said by anyone they’ve shared a room with. I’m not going to be pulled into it. I’m only responsible for what I say, ” he said in a statement Saturday.
“Nor would I turn down the opportunity to speak to 1,200 young America First patriots because of some disrespectful comments from other speakers, even if I find those comments distasteful,” he added.
Gosar and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Daniella Diazo from CNN contributed to this report.
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