MTG Blasts Newsom For Giving Illegal Aliens Taxpayer-Funded Healthcare

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is speaking out on the issue of illegal immigration, arguing that the Biden administration allowing record-high numbers of illegal aliens to enter the U.S. amounts to “treason” and condemning California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) for forcing taxpayers to fund healthcare costs for these illegals.

Greene made the comments in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, declaring that the latest record-breaking data on illegal alien encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border amounts to “treason.”

“No other way to say it,” she added.

The Georgia congresswoman went on to point out that upon making it to California, these illegal aliens are being given “free healthcare” by the state’s far-left government.

“California is going to give illegals free healthcare, but nothing is free, the California taxpayers have to pay for it,” Greene wrote.

“The border crisis is the top issue and I want to impeach but can’t get the votes,” she added. “Would a tax revolt stop it?”

Greene’s comments were in reference to a new California policy that will offer free healthcare to all who qualify, regardless of immigration status, beginning on January 1.

Despite the fact that California is looking at a $68 billion budget deficit in the next fiscal year, the state’s budget passed in May will provide nearly 700,000 illegal aliens between the ages of 26-49 years old with full medical coverage under the new plan, according to the New York Post.

In a statement to the outlet, Pacific Research Institute CEO Sally Pipes, a healthcare policy expert, declared that the “expansion was a bad idea when the state’s coffers were flush,” but is even worse considering the budget deficit.

“Now that California is struggling to make ends meet, using taxpayer money to cover non-citizens is simply irresponsible,” she explained.

Simon Hankinson, a border security and immigration expert at the Heritage Foundation, also criticized the plan.

“No surprise CA, despite budget deficit, will give illegal immigrants subsidized health care,” he wrote in a post on X. “The question is how and when they’ll get the federal taxpayer to bail them out. NY, IL, and MA want to know.”

Greene’s post came in response to information shared by Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin, who revealed that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources had told him that there were “over 276,00 migrant encounters at the southern border in December,” which made it “the highest single month ever recorded, breaking the prior record set in September at 269,735, and there are still 3 days of December left.”

“We are now at over 760,000 migrant encounters since October 1st,” Melugin added. “making the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 also the highest ever recorded.”

“That’s a population size bigger than Seattle in just three months,” his post continued. “All records being blown out of the water under the Biden admin as the crisis gets worse – not better.”

The shocking number of illegal aliens being allowed into the U.S. under President Joe Biden’s watch was further revealed in a post shared by X owner Elon Musk in December — which revealed that, since August, there have been more illegal aliens arriving in the U.S. each month than children being born to American mothers each month.

“Almost no one seems to be aware of the immense size and lightning growth of this issue,” Musk commented, noting: “According to the mayors, it is already overwhelming essential services in New York, Chicago, and other cities.”