Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Exposes Potentially Classified Information: ‘People Deserve to Know’
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) verbally disclosed classified information during a congressional hearing, saying that “people deserve to know.”
During a U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee hearing earlier this week, Greene addressed a question to U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz.
“Chief Ortiz, are you aware that there was an explosive device found by Border Patrol agents on January 17th in an area called No Man’s Land, and there’s surveillance of who put it there?” Greene asked. “And guess what? It wasn’t Americans; it was cartels. Are you aware of that?”
Ortiz refused to elaborate on his knowledge of the alleged incident, indicating that any such information would be considered confidential.
“I will tell you that some of this information that I receive, I receive in a confidential [sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF)], so I’m going to be a little hesitant of briefing what I know and what I don’t know with respect to some of those, an event like that,” he told Greene.
Despite Ortiz’s hesitancy, the congresswoman pressed on.
“I understand, Chief Ortiz, but I’m not going to be confidential because I think people deserve to know,” Greene said. “Our Border Patrol agents should not be in those type of conditions where they are at risk of being blown to pieces by the cartels, who, by the way, are criminals, and they should be treated as such.”
“As a matter of fact, I’ve co-sponsored legislation to declare war on the cartels because they are definitely declaring war on us, the American people, and our Border Patrol agents, and I’ve had enough of it, and I know Americans have had enough of it,” she added.
Watch a video of the interaction below:
Source: Raw Story