On Wednesday (March 1), President Joe Biden mocked Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA.) in front of a room full of House Democrats at their annual retreat in Baltimore.
Biden sarcastically asked attendees, “isn’t she amazing?” in reference to Greene.
The President made his remarks a day after the Georgia Republican, during a hearing on Capitol Hill, asked Rebecca Kiesling, a conservative activist from Michigan, whose two children died from Fentanyl-related complications, whether her children wouldn’t have died if Democrats “would secure our Southern border?”
Kiesling responded in the affirmative, “absolutely,” she agreed, before discussing an alleged link between drug-related deaths and the government’s inability to secure the border.
Later, Greene posted a clip of the exchange to Twitter, with the caption linking the fentanyl poisoning to “the Biden administrations refusal to secure our border and stop the Cartel’s… murdering Americans… by Chinese fentanyl.”
Yet, a CNN fact-check pointed out that at the time of the death of the woman’s sons, former President Donald Trump was still in the White House.
Biden pointed to Greene’s comments in his address, highlighting that the Georgia Republican was “very specific” about linking his administration to the death of Kiesling’s two sons before emphasizing that the “fentanyl they took came during the last administration,” he said with a chuckle.
He then stopped himself from discussing the topic further, suggesting he didn’t want to “get started.”
The President went off course while he was calling on bipartisan support for his policy agenda, which includes police and immigration reform.