GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has been offered cookies and a lesson in geography by leaders in Guam after she falsely suggested the US territory is a foreign country that doesn’t deserve aid.

By John Haltiwanger

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference in Washington, DC, on Feb. 5, 2021 Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images

In comments at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida in late February, which surfaced online Tuesday, Greene said, “I’m a regular person. And I wanted to take my regular person, normal, everyday American values, which is: We love our country. We believe our hard-earned tax dollars should just go for America, not for what? China, Russia, the Middle East, Guam, whatever, wherever.”

Although her speech happened last month, a video of her full remarks was posted to YouTube on Tuesday.

Responding to Greene’s remarks in comments to Guam Daily Post, Guam Del. Michael San Nicolas said, “Congresswoman Greene is a new member, and we will be paying a visit to her and delivering delicious Chamorro Chip Cookies as part of our ongoing outreach to new members to introduce them to our wonderful island of Guam.”

Michael San Nicolas

Meanwhile, Guam Gov. Lourdes Aflague Leon Guerrero’s office offered to provide Greene with educational resources, per the Post.

“We would be more than happy to send Representative Greene’s office a copy of ‘Destiny’s Landfall: A History of Guam,'” said Krystal Paco-San Agustin, the director of communications for the governor.

Guam, an island in the west Pacific Ocean, has been a US territory since 1898 – following the Spanish-American War. Its residents are US citizens who pay federal taxes, but not federal income tax. Many in Guam serve in the US military and it’s considered to be of vital strategic importance.

Greene’s office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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