Marjorie Taylor Greene Defies House Rules by Wearing MAGA Hat at State of the Union, Biden Reacts


 Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) made a scene on the U.S. House floor before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, as was to be expected, while sporting a bright red MAGA hat. In the process, she breached the rules.

Official House regulations state that House structures are official resources of the government. As a result, the House rules provide that they “may not be used, generally speaking, for the conduct of campaigns or political activities.”

However, Greene’s “Make America Great Again” cap can be seen as political advocacy. 

Greene, who has caused a stir at each of Biden’s State of the Union speeches, attempted to speak with the president face-to-face as he entered the House chamber on Thursday evening. She was heard begging Biden to “say her name,” which seemed to be a reference to Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student who was killed by an undocumented immigrant, according to reports.

Rep. Gwen Moore was spotted attempting to keep Greene from getting too close to Biden after Biden rejected the bait.

However, Greene, who was still sporting her MAGA hat, forced Biden to bring up Riley later in his speech. 

In the end, Biden held up a button honoring Laken Riley and said that she was slain by “an illegal,” a derogatory and contentious term that Democrats often steer clear of.

Greene received what she wanted, but her choice of clothing might have consequences.

Greene was “in direct violation of the rules of the House by wearing campaign insignia on the House floor,” according to a swift tweet from Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) on Thursday night. Raskin predicted that Greene would get an ethics complaint, even though it is unlikely to succeed in a Republican-controlled House.

In response to Raskin’s grievance, Greene stated that Biden was “directly violating” his obligation to guard the border between the United States and Mexico.