Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican who has courted controversy for endorsing elements of the QAnon conspiracy theory and for past Islamophobic comments, won her House race in a deeply Republican Georgia district on Tuesday.
Greene’s victory was never in doubt in the strongly conservative northwest Georgia district currently represented by retiring Republican Rep. Tom Graves, especially after her Democratic opponent withdrew from the race.
While the businesswoman faced backlash for previous comments, Greene has earned praise from President Donald Trump, who called her a “future Republican Star.” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has also said he would give Greene committee assignments if she won her election.
POLITICO in June revealed videos in which Greene made derogatory statements about Black people, Jews and Muslims.
Greene tried to distance herself from past support for parts of the QAnon conspiracy theory, though she continued to make inflammatory remarks. Facebook removed an image of her holding a gun next to images of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) that called on people to “go on the offense against these socialists.”
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