ATLANTA — Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing criticism after she spoke before a gathering of white nationalists who support Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Greene was one of the speakers who appeared Friday night in Orlando at the America First Political Action Conference-- a group organized by Nick Fuentes, who has been labeled a "white supremacist" by federal prosecutors.
The conference was designed to counter the Conservative Political Action Conference in the same city.
Greene's office issued a statement Sunday in response. In the statement, the first-term congresswoman, from Rome, Georgia, does not directly address the America First Political Action conference. Instead, she said in part that she "won’t cancel others in the conservative movement, even if I find some of their statements tasteless, misguided or even repulsive at times. I encourage them to seek wisdom, and apologize to those who have been hurt by their words, as I’ve had to do. Our faith calls for charity and forgiveness."