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On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a gripping speech to a joint session of the US Congress amid Russia's offense against Ukraine.

Zelensky's sentiments were met with a standing ovation from the members. But one person, in particular, didn't appear to join along - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

In a Twitter video clip uploaded by MeidasTouch, Greene appeared not to applaud Zelensky following the speech.

"As Zelenskyy is greeted by the US Congress to a standing ovation, Marjorie Taylor Greene refuses to applaud and instead appears to grab her cell phone," they captioned the post.

As he finished his speech and the members of Congress gave him a standing ovation, Greene appeared to not clap.

Despite this, fact-checking website Snopes noted that the video is misleading.

"While Greene may have not been as enthusiastic in her applause as some of her colleagues, she did applaud for Zelensky. The video cuts away before she starts to clap," the outlet wrote.

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Although the video was false, it didn't stop people in the comments from calling Greene "disrespectful", while others expressed their confusion about how Greene was even elected into office.

Check out those reactions below:




MeidasTouch also shared a clip of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) appearing to scroll "on his iPad" while Zelensky was actually mid- speech.

This isn't the first time a stir on social media occurred at the expense of Greene.

Earlier this month, she accused the Democratic party of trying to "create happiness" in an attempt to sway voters before midterm elections.

In conversation with Real America's Voice, the far-right conservative Congresswoman said: "You'll know for sure like we've already known along that they're just using Covid for politics and they're very much looking to move on and create happiness going into the midterms because they're scared to death of losing control when everyone goes to vote."

Indy100 reached out to Greene for comment.

Updated on March 18, 2022 to mention that the fact checkers at Snopes did find that Greene did clap and stand for the Ukrainian president.

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