Marjorie Taylor Greene said the first Republican primary debate, which Donald Trump said he will not participate in, is “for the donors and for the campaign consultants, so they can continue making money.”
Speaking with Breitbart News just over 24 hours before the candidates took the stage for the
the first debate of the 2024 Republican presidential primary, Greene argued that with Rump’s wide lead in the polls of likely primary voters, the Republican nomination was all but over
Trump is currently dominating the rest of the Republican field in the primary race, with some polls showing him leafing incumbent President Joe Biden,
The debates risk a massive dent in ratings due to Trump’s absence.
The day after the debate, Trump plans to surrender to authorities in Fulton County, Georgia, where he faces charges in an indictment for efforts to challenge the 2020 election results.
The 45th president also faces charges in Manhattan over Stormy Daniels, in Miami for allegedly mishandling classified documents, and in DC over his 2020 election challenges.
But Greene argued voters do not care about federal indictments against Trump.
“This election is about $1.75 gas,” Greene said.
Greene highlighted inflation and rising food costs that are of more concern to American families.
She added that voters remember that “life was good when he was president,” noting Trump cares about issues that matter to them, including border security, the fentanyl crisis, and economic growth.
“In the back of their mind, they’re all thinking: ‘If he just goes to jail, then I have a chance.’ When in reality, that just disgusts most voters,” Greene said
“The Department of Justice serves a very important role. We want to prosecute child rapists; we want to prosecute terrorists. But what’s happened to our justice department is that it’s been politicized. We have to carefully weed that out,” Greene said.
Greene said splitting the department up might be an answer.
“Decentralization seems to be the way to do it.”