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Report: Marjorie Taylor Greene Buys Home in D.C. After Calling City a ‘Crime Ridden Hell Hole’

By Jake Beardslee · June 26, 2024

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has purchased a new condo in Washington D.C., even after publicly criticizing the nation's capital in harsh terms, according to an exclusive report by

In a November 2022 tweet, Greene called Washington D.C. a "crime ridden hell hole" and an "embarrassment."  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America / Wikimedia

However, Greene's most recent annual financial disclosure reveals that she now owns a condo in D.C. valued between $500,001 and $1 million.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America / Wikimedia

The congresswoman from Georgia has also advocated revoking D.C.'s Home Rule, which grants residents democracy through an elected city council. Christina Henderson, an at-large member on the D.C. Council, said Greene should educate herself about the implications of removing Home Rule.  MCKENZIE LANGE/ Staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

"All too often we see uninformed comments made about stripping away Home Rule without any understanding of how that would impact the lives and livelihoods of D.C.'s 700,000 residents,” Henderson told Raw Story. She invited Greene to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to learn more about D.C.’s fight for democracy and self-governance over the decades.  District of Columbia / Wikimedia

While many members of Congress obtain D.C. properties, Greene’s decision is notable given her criticism of the city. She maintains her primary residence in Rome, Georgia, where she spent $65,000 in campaign funds on a border wall-style fence due to security concerns, according to The Independent.  Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

Following a divorce last year, Greene's recent financial disclosures provide insight into her investment portfolio. She reported stocks, retirement funds, and earning millions annually from her family’s construction business. However, some of Greene's stock holdings raise questions about potential conflicts of interest with her committee roles.  SHAWN THEW/Pool via USA TODAY NETWORK

With control over billions in taxpayer dollars, ethics experts warn that investments in defense contractors like Qualcomm could inappropriately influence Greene's decision-making. As a member of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, her Microsoft stocks are also seen as a potential conflict.  Jack Gruber-USA TODAY