Trevor Reed, a US Marine recently released from Russian detention after spending almost 1000 days in the country, criticized Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for impeding a vote on a resolution calling for his release.
The resolution, H. Res. 186, was introduced in March 2021, days before Reed’s hearing in Russian courts. However, Greene, in protest of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 stimulus package, asked for roll call votes, which delayed the vote on Reed’s resolution.
“How do you justify that? That’s embarrassing to me that anyone who represents the United States would vote against something like that. I’m sure that the Russians love that. I’m sure that, you know, they’re all big fans of all of those congressmen who did that.”
Reed also called the actions “completely unacceptable.”
“And I better not ever see that happen again to any other Americans,” Reed said, “because I promise that I will be at every single campaign that that person runs for the rest of their life to tell everyone that they did that.”
Reed’s father, Joey Reed, also took a shot at Greene and called those who voted against the resolution “that small group of idiots” and asked if they “voted for Putin.”
“Marjorie Taylor Greene is not our representative,” Joey Reed said.
He was released on April 27 as part ofa prisoner exchangebetweenRussiaand the US. Reed was swapped for Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian pilot sentenced for drug smuggling.
Representatives for the Reed family and Marjorie Taylor Greene did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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