Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene defended the alleged Pentagon leaker Jack Teixeira for “telling the truth” about American troops being on the ground in Ukraine.
Greene has long been vocal in supporting whistleblowers and the freedom to publish information hidden or obscured from the public.
The 21-year-old National Guardsman’s home in Massachusetts was raided on Thursday before he was arrested.
He is accused of sharing hundreds of sensitive pages of classified military intelligence with his online group on Discord.
The classified documents Teixeira shared from the Department of Defense revealed information about America’s espionage efforts against Russia, detailing the workings of the Ukrainian military.
Following Teixeira’s arrest, Taylor Greene defended the alleged Pentagon leaker:
“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. Ask yourself who is the real enemy? A young low level national guardsmen? Or the administration that is waging war in Ukraine, a non-NATO nation, against nuclear Russia without war powers?”
Teixeira also received support from Tucker Carlson on this Fox News show.
“Now our news media exists, and have constitutional protection, precisely in order to push back against this grotesque standard. Their only job is to tell the truth, yet tonight the news media are celebrating the capture of the kid who told Americans what’s actually happening in Ukraine,” Carlson said.
“They’re treating him like Osama bin Laden, maybe a little worse actually, because, unlike Al-Qaeda, apparently, this kid is a racist.”
Carlson highlighted that the documents show that American soldiers are fighting Russians in Ukraine.
“The slides show that this is in fact not Ukraine’s war, it’s our war,” Carlson continued.
“The United States is a direct combatant in a war against Russia. As we speak, American soldiers are fighting Russian soldiers. So this is not a regional conflict in Eastern Europe, this is a hot war between the two primary nuclear superpowers on Earth.”
The Documents also appear to show how U.S. and NATO aid to Ukraine and U.S. intelligence assessments regarding U.S. allies could strain ties with those nations.
As Brietbart reported:
Some show real-time details from February and March of Ukraine’s and Russia’s battlefield positions and precise numbers of battlefield gear lost and newly flowing into Ukraine from its allies.
They also reveal just how close Ukraine’s vital air defense systems are to running out of missiles — with stocks expected to be exhausted as soon as late this month or May, absent significant resupply. That would open Ukraine’s skies to more of the Russian air and artillery strikes that already have devastated cities and infrastructure.
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