QAnon Supporter Headed to House After Winning Georgia GOP Runoff

A QAnon supporter is set to join the House of Representatives in January after winning a Republican primary runoff in Georgia, The New York Times reports.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a vocal proponent of the conspiracy theory, defeated neurosurgeon John Cowan by about 15 points on Tuesday.

The race was held in a deeply-red district, meaning that Greene is expected to easily win her general election race.

Greene is one of more than a dozen candidates who have expressed support for QAnon.

“She is not conservative — she’s crazy,” said ahead of the election. “She deserves a YouTube channel, not a seat in Congress. She’s a circus act.”

GOP condemned Greene:

Several Republicans criticized Greene over Facebook videos that included racist comments about Black people, Muslims, and Jews.

Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 Republican in the House, actively campaign for Cowan.

Greene said on Tuesday she was “just as fed up with what I’ve seen from spineless Republicans” as with Democrats.

“The Republican establishment was against me,” she said. “The D.C. swamp is against me. And the lying fake news media hates my guts. It’s a badge of honor. It’s not about me winning. This is a referendum on every single one of us, on our beliefs.”

GOP reaction mixed:

President Donald Trump praised Greene’s election.

“Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent,” he wrote. “Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up - a real WINNER!”

Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said there was no room in Congress for Greene.

“Qanon is a fabrication. This ‘insider’ has predicted so much incorrectly (but people don’t remember PAST predictions) so now has switched to vague generalities,” he wrote. “Could be Russian propaganda or a basement dweller. Regardless, no place in Congress for these conspiracies.”


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