“All Americans should renounce this garbage and reject the Putin wing of the GOP now,” she added.
Greene, a Georgia Republican, spoke at the America First Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Friday — an event founded by the far-right activist Fuentes as an alternative to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which is taking place this week.
“Liz Cheney was right with that statement and has been right for a long time,” the Republican senator said. “There’s no place in either political party for this White nationalism or racism. It’s simply wrong.”
After Russian forces invaded Ukraine this week, Fuentes wrote on the messaging app Telegram, “I am totally rooting for Russia,” while also referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin as “my Czar.”
And the Republican Jewish Coalition took aim at Greene and Gosar for associating with Fuentes.
“It is appalling and outrageous that a Member of Congress would share a platform with an individual who has actively spread antisemitic bile, mocked the Holocaust, and promoted dangerous anti-Israel conspiracy theories,” the coalition said in a statement.
Greene, meanwhile, defended her appearance at the event.
“I am not going to play the guilt by association game in which you demand every conservative should justify anything ever said by anyone they’ve ever shared a room with. I’m not going to be drawn into that. I’m only responsible for what I say,” she said in a statement Saturday.
“I’m also not going to turn down the opportunity to speak to 1,200 young America First patriots because of a few off-color remarks by another speaker, even if I find those remarks unsavory,” she added.
Gosar and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct the titles of the America First Political Action Conference and the Conservative Political Action Conference.
CNN’s Daniella Diaz contributed to this report.