A supporter of the so-called QAnon conspiracy theory, Marjorie Taylor Greene has now stunned many observers by winning a congressional GOP primary, setting her up to potentially be first open supporter of the theory to win a seat in congress.
As The Hill reports:
Greene and her opponent, neurosurgeon John Cowan, had both advanced to the runoff after neither candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 9 primary. Greene won with 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday, while Cowan trailed at 40 percent, according to The Associated Press.
Greene celebrated her victory, saying she would work to “Save America,” “Stop Socialism” and “Defeat the Democrats.”
The race was thrust into the national spotlight in June after a number of videos showing Greene making bigoted remarks were unearthed by Politico.
The comments included Greene comparing Democratic donor George Soros to a Nazi, saying the 2018 midterms were like an “Islamic invasion of our government” and asserting that African Americans “are held slaves to the Democratic Party.”
Greene won the primary in spite of many prominent Republicans withdrawing their support from her candidacy after the comments surfaced.