Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) claimed a voter mandate for her controversial behavior in Congress, but she was debunked by social media fact-checkers.
The Georgia Republican has already been stripped of her committee assignments and has angered her GOP colleagues by routinely calling to adjourn the U.S. House at the start of sessions, but the conspiracy-mongering lawmaker insisted she was doing what voters elected her to do.
I ran for office (and was elected with 74.7% of the vote) to represent the people, not the politicians.
And that's exactly what I'm doing.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) March 11, 2021
But, as multiple Twitter users pointed out, Greene won her first term to represent Georgia's deeply conservative 14th congressional district after her Democratic opponent Kevin Van Ausdal dropped out of the race citing "family and personal reasons."
You ran unopposed 🎉
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) March 11, 2021
Imagine running unopposed and getting less than 3/4 of the vote
— Ben Jackson (@BJacksonWrites) March 11, 2021
Your opponent dropped out but yet still got 25%. I heard he was threatened
— But Her Emails!!!!🌊🌊#TheResistance (@trw8511) March 11, 2021
Let's clarify that she got 74.7% of the vote, while she ran unopposed.
— Edelweißpirat - Am Ende, sind wir ganz alleine (@crandallgold) March 11, 2021
What an accomplishment! Not everyone can win an uncontested race where their opponent drops out and still receives 25% of the vote. pic.twitter.com/PycLjyWSfy
— Münchener Post (@MunichPost) March 11, 2021
No one ran against you and I'm pretty sure when they start questioning you all abou 1/6/2021, no one will want anything to do with you.
— Helen (@luvtheusa76) March 11, 2021
You ran unopposed.
And still only managed to get three quarters of the vote.
Great job, superstar.
— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@larsp2740) March 11, 2021
A) you ran unopposed
B) you ran as a republican in an extremely red district
Imagine thinking that getting 75 percent of the vote in that case is a good thing.
— P. D. White (@whitepatrick) March 11, 2021
That says a lot about your constituents. Glad I don't have those kind of people as neighbors.
— Lettia Hanson Milito (@BuffaloLHM) March 11, 2021
You moved from #GA6 to #GA14 because you knew that Lucy McBath was going to beat you in district you lived in
— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@rewegreatyet) March 11, 2021
You moved into a new district because you couldn't win in yours 🤷🏻♂️
— Joe (@suspendedforno1) March 11, 2021
Yes, you were elected with 74.7% of the vote- what you forget to mention is that you moved in 2019 to run in the 14th district after Rep Tom Graves announced he was retiring & when you changed races, you had a leg up on fundraising.
— Zullo (@ZulloWarrior) March 11, 2021
Why did your opponent drop out of the elections?
— Sankar (@sankarsworld) March 11, 2021
You ran unopposed and still only got 3/4 of the votes. That's hardly a ringing endorsement. Also, that was before you helped incite an insurrection and were subsequently stripped of all committee assignments. You arent representing anything other than a big waste of money. pic.twitter.com/DShmTfAkt8
— Lois Beans (@LoisBeans) March 11, 2021