Donald Trump congratulated QAnon believer Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday morning for winning her Republican Main Drainage Race in Georgia's 14th Congressional District.
"Congratulations to future Republican star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a great Georgia Congress victory against a very tough and astute opponent," Trump tweeted.
"Marjorie is strong in everything and never gives up – a real WINNER!" he praised.
Immediately after her victory on Tuesday night, Greene targeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and called her "anti-American" and "b *** h" during her victory speech shared on Facebook.
“I just want to say to Nancy Pelosi. She is a hypocrite. It's anti-American. And we're gonna fucking kick that out of Congress, ”Greene said.
Her comments were received with loud cheers by her audience.
The GOP candidate has attracted national attention after expressing support for right-wing extremist conspiracy theory, QAnon, and has been widely criticized for a number of racist comments.
Donald Trump on Wednesday morning praised QAnon believer Marjorie Taylor Greene for winning the Republican primary in the 14th district of Georgia on Tuesday evening
Greene (center) defeated neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary trick for the vacant seat in northwest Georgia. During her victory speech, shared on Facebook, Greene calls Democratic House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi a & # 39; b *** h & # 39;
“I just want to say to Nancy Pelosi. She is a hypocrite. It's anti-American. And we're gonna fucking kick that out of Congress, ”Greene said
After her harsh words to Pelosi, she dealt with an attack on the progressive New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
"And we're never going to let AOC's Green New Deal go through to destroy our economy and our energy industry," Greene said.
She then blew up the Black Lives Matter movement.
“We will not let them tear down our lands, burn down our cities, get upset and pillage. We won't have that here in northwest Georgia. We don't play these games here.
"And we're going to get this message across America because it has to stop now," she added.
Greene defeated neurosurgeon John Cowan in the Republican runoff for the vacancy on Tuesday in the deep red district of northwest Georgia.
Current Congressman Tom Graves, who has represented the district since 2013, did not run for re-election.
Greene emerged victorious even after several GOP officials denounced her campaign after videos surfaced expressing racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim sentiments.
& # 39; WE WON! Thank you for your support! Save America. Stop socialism, ”Greene tweeted late Tuesday.
A video of their victory party posted on their Twitter account showed a room full of supporters crowded together. Few, if any, wore face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus.
In another clip of her victory speech posted on social media, Greene said she decided to enter politics because the country is going in the wrong direction.
So the Republican establishment was against me. The DC swamp was against me. And the lying fake news media hate my guts, ”she said. "Yes, it's a badge of honor."
Greene has amassed tens of thousands of followers on social media, where she often posts videos of herself speaking directly to the camera.
These videos helped increase their popularity among their grassroots, and they have also been sharply condemned by some future budding colleagues in Congress.
On social media, Greene claimed the GOP establishment, the media, and the radical left spent months and millions of dollars attacking me.
Several high profile Republicans spoke out against Greene, including Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Rep Jody Hice of Georgia, who revoked Greene's endorsement
In a series of videos discovered shortly after Greene ranked first in first Republican elementary school on June 9, she complains of an "Islamic invasion" of government offices, alleging black and Hispanic men are being killed by "gangs and drug trafficking "held back and pushed for an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that billionaire philanthropist George Soros, who is Jewish, collaborated with the Nazis.
Several high profile Republicans then spoke out against them. House minority whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana quickly threw his support behind Cowan while Rep Jody Hice of Georgia overturned an endorsement from Greene.
Greene also responded to criticism of her comments on Twitter.
& # 39; Fake News Media, DC Swamp and their radical left allies see me as a very serious threat. I will not let them force me into submission, ”she said, without distancing herself from her earlier remarks.
Greene is also part of a growing list of candidates who have expressed their support for QAnon, the far-right US conspiracy theory popular with some supporters of President Donald Trump.
She has positioned herself as a staunch Trump supporter and emphasizes a strong pro-gun, pro-border wall and anti-abortion message. She has also bonded with voters through intense efforts to tour the district and meet local people.
Larry Silker, a 72-year-old retiree, cast a vote for Greene at an early voting location in Dallas, Georgia last week.
“She seems like a maker, you know. She's out to see all she can, and I think that's nice, ”said Silker.
When asked whether he had seen criticism of Greene's statements, Silker said: “Well, you know, you can see it. But do you trust it? You just have to weigh it up. & # 39;
Republican representative Tom Graves did not run for re-election, but won his last race in 2018 with 76 percent of the vote
Voter Pamela Reardon said she supported Greene because she connected with people and was against abortion, a defender of the Second Amendment and "a true Christian".
"I got behind her because of her honesty," she said. “Nobody will buy it. I could tell that her heart was pure. & # 39;
Reardon is familiar with criticism of Greene's social media posts and videos, but says "she never said anything racist as she claims to be," and accuses her opponent of campaigning for attacks.
Georgia’s 14th district stretches from the outskirts of Atlanta to the largely rural northwest corner of the state – and according to all indicators so far, there's little chance it will turn blue in November.
Rep. Graves won his last re-election in 2018 with 76 percent of the vote.
Greene took first place in the original primaries in June with 40.3 percent of the vote, but did not reach the high enough threshold to finally reach the nomination.
She will face Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal in November.
WHAT IS QANON?
Origin: Q Anon started on the fringe website 4chan where a poster called Q left messages claiming to be a senior federal official allegedly exposing the intent of a "deep state" cabal to target Donald Trump To bring case. Q grew out of the discredited Pizzagate conspiracy that top Democrats from the basement of a Washington DC restaurant were implicated in pedophilia and cannibalism, but quickly picked up speed when & # 39; Q & # 39; & # 39; Notes & # 39; left behind, claiming Trump would lower the depth state. Whenever the conspiracies are found to be false, the supporters argue that the inaccuracies are part of Q's larger plan.
Who is Q ?: Several people can now pretend to be Q on the anonymous 4chan boards
A QAnon believer blocked the bridge near Hoover Dam with a homemade tank on behalf of the movement and later pleaded guilty to terrorism
Hoover Dam: In June 2019, 32-year-old Matthew Wright, a QAnon supporter, blocked the bridge near the Hoover Dam in Arizona with a self-made armored vehicle on a 90-minute break. He pleaded guilty of terrorism and wrote two letters to Donald Trump from prison, including the deregistration that has become the QAnon motto: "Where we go, we all go."
Michael Flynn: Trump's former national security adviser became a martyr for QAnon believers after accepting a plea deal from Special Counsel Robert Mueller and admitting he lied about his Russia contacts. QAnon conspiracy has Flynn plead guilty of being a persecuted victim of the deep state – and some even claim he is "Q".
Many believers put three-star emojis next to their Twitter handles. However, the retired three-star general has terminated any association with the group and withdrew from attending an event after finding out that it was being hosted by a QAnon believer.
QAnon believers martyred former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn after signing a plea contract with Robert Mueller
QAnon Political Candidates: Jo Rae Perkins, 64, won the Oregon Republican primary in May to run for a seat in the Senate against incumbent Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley. "I'm with Q and the team," she said when asked about her interest in the group. She insisted that she go to QAnon forums as a "source of information", claiming that the media is too focused on the group. Perkins won 49 percent of the vote against three other Republicans.
Marjorie Taylor Greene took first place in Republican Elementary School in a deep red district in Georgia and will stand in a runoff in August. She has admitted to believing in several QAnon conspiracy theories.
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