Trump Campaign Goes After GOP Rep. Who Denounced Greene

Cheryl Sanders
August 14, 2020

President Trump recently congratulated Marjorie Taylor Greene on winning the Republican nomination in Georgia's runoff for the 14th congressional district. In response, the Associated Press repeated the much copied & pasted claim against the candidate that she supports "the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory", and that she is a racist, an Islamophobe and an anti-Semite. The long list of comments she made in her video include arguing that racism doesn't exist, comparing Black Lives Matter protestors to the KKK, and arguing that if she were Black, she would be "proud" of Confederate monuments.

'The media calls me racist for saying that often times gangs hold back the youth in minority communities, ' Greene continued in her tweet.

The victor of the primary is a shoo-in to win in the general election, taking the seat of retiring incumbent Tom Graves.

Trump himself welcomed Greene's victory Wednesday, saying on Twitter, "Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up - a real victor!"

Though Republicans have largely been mum on the rise of the unsafe conspiracy theory, Greene's videos attacking Black people, Jews and Muslims have been rebuked by top party leaders. So Q is a patriot. Her closest opponent was also a right-wing Republican, but Greene received the backing of President Donald Trump.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of IL tweeted Wednesday: "Qanon is a fabrication ... no place in Congress for these conspiracies".

Trump probably knows full well about Greene's ties to QAnon; it has made national headlines. "Regardless, no position in Congress for these conspiracies", he tweeted.

They may not want to stop Greene, either.

Greene has also liked the anti-LGBTQ group MassResistance on Facebook, and previously wrote on her social media, "Trans does not mean gender change, it just means a gender refusal and gender pretending! ADL said that 'failure to do so is a moral failure and unbecoming of someone seeking elected office.' Ms. Greene's continued insistence on propagating such anti-Semitism shows she has chose to double down on hate, which, to say the least, is deeply problematic". "It's a badge of honor".

Since her victory, Boebert has sought to distance herself from her May comments to a conservative podcast that "I hope that this is real".

Those videos have helped propel her popularity with her base, while also drawing strong condemnation from some future would-be colleagues in Congress.

Yet in a sign of how tight Trump's grip is on the GOP, few Republicans - including those who campaigned against Greene - spoke out in the wake of her primary win.

Top House Republican leaders were silent on Greene's victory Tuesday night and didn't weigh in for hours on Wednesday morning, but then offered an endorsement in response to questions from CNN.

Greene's campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Riggleman, however, was more forgiving: "I think McCarthy was in an impossible situation". Please let us know if you agree to all of these cookies.

In one online video, Greene embraced QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory centered on the baseless belief that President Donald Trump is waging a secret campaign against enemies in the "deep state" and a child sex trafficking ring run by satanic pedophiles and cannibals. She really despises George Soros, but not because of his faith (which he ain't got).

Georgia's 14th district stretches from the outskirts of metro Atlanta to the largely rural northwest corner of the state - and by all previous indicators, there's nearly no chance it will swing blue in November.

This week, Rep. McCarthy applauded Greene's primary victory.

Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal, who will face Greene in November, admitted he faces a steep uphill climb in the heavily Republican district where retiring Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., won with 76% of the vote in 2018.

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