President Donald Trump called Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is expected to win the general election in Georgia’s 14th district, a “future Republican star.”
The Democratic congressional candidate running in Georgia’s 14th district against Marjorie Taylor Greene, a far-right proponent of the QAnon conspiracy theory, raised alarm Thursday after Greene suggested Republicans “go on the offense” against progressives in Congress.
In an image posted to her official Facebook page, Greene was shown brandishing an AR-15—the same semi-automatic weapon Kyle Rittenhouse used late last month to shoot three protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, killing two.
The post also included images of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)—progressive members of what’s been called “The Squad.”
Greene suggested in her caption that progressives who back Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and far-reaching economic reforms to end sky-rocketing wealth inequality, are “‘Hate America’ leftists” who “want to take this country down.”
“We need strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists who want to rip our country apart,” wrote Greene. “Americans must take our country back.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) September 4, 2020
The post appeared to be a “threatening message” to the congresswomen and the left, Washington Post reporter Rachael Bade tweeted.
This is a threatening message to 3 lawmakers by an incoming member of the House.
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) September 4, 2020
“Anyone not realizing that Marjorie Greene really thinks it is justified and patriotic to talk about violently taking out Democrats isn’t actually listening to Marjorie Greene,” tweeted Kevin Van Ausdal, the Democrat running against Greene in November.
Earlier this week, Greene announced on Twitter that she is raffling off her AR-15 to a supporter.
Greene easily won the Republican primary in the district last month, and is widely expected to win the general election.
President Donald Trump called Greene a “future Republican star” last month after her victory, days before giving his tacit endorsement to the QAnon conspiracy theory for which Greene has also expressed support. In June, Politico uncovered footage of Greene espousing Islamophobic views, saying that Muslims such as Omar and Tlaib shouldn’t serve in the U.S. government, and expressing other racist and anti-Semitic beliefs.
In late 2017, Greene recorded a video in which she promoted the QAnon theory, which bizarrely holds—among other things—that Trump was hand-picked by military commanders to take down a global child sex-trafficking ring run by public figures including Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and the Dalai Lama.
“There’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles out, and I think we have the president to do it,” Greene said in the video.
Greene is one of 15 candidates for public office who have verified Twitter accounts and have promoted QAnon, which has been linked to several violent crimes and has been classified as a domestic terror threat by the FBI.
‘Biden won’: Fox Business host gives Kayleigh McEnany bad news about Trump’s debate
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany insisted on Wednesday that President Donald Trump came out on top against Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night's debate.
McEnany was asked about Trump's performance by Fox Business host Stuart Varney.
"He thinks he won the debate?" Varney wondered. "Does he think that?"
"Yes, he does," McEnany replied. "He was in very good spirits. He brought the fight that I think the American people wanted to see."
"President Trump took on the role of both the media, what they should be doing, and a candidate sharing his record with the American people," she opined.
Tim Scott says Trump ‘misspoke’ about Proud Boys: ‘If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak’
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Wednesday sought to excuse President Donald Trump's refusal to disavow a far-right extremist group.
At Tuesday night's presidential debate, Trump was asked to speak out against the neo-fascist Proud Boys group.
"Proud Boys, stand back and stand by!" Trump replied.
On Wednesday, Scott was given a chance to comment on the remark during a meeting with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
“I think he misspoke in response to Chris Wallace's comment," Scott said. "I think he misspoke. I think he should correct it, if he doesn't correct it, I guess he didn't misspeak.”
Former RNC chair and Montana governor spurns his party to endorse Joe Biden
Former Republican Montana Gov. Marc Racicot, who also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee for two years, has broken with his party and is endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
The Helena Independent Record reports that Racicot made his endorsement on Tuesday evening in an interview with Yellowstone Public Radio.
"Even as a Republican, I will not be supporting Donald Trump for president, and I will not be voting for him," the former Montana governor said before making an argument in favor of Biden's moral character.