QAnon conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene topped primary field of Republicans in Georgia’s heavily Republican 14th congressional district.
A big winner. Congratulations! https://t.co/ZsL3YA33H8— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2020
Marisa Fernandez at Axios:ANTIFA has declared war on our country.@realDonaldTrump responded by declaring them a domestic terrorist organization.— Marjorie Taylor Greene For Congress🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) June 2, 2020
Here’s my message to ANTIFA terrorists:
Stay the HELL out of NW Georgia.
You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses, or destroy our homes. pic.twitter.com/kBMh87G1ap
Why it matters: Greene was endorsed by Trump ahead of Georgia's elections. QAnon is an extremist group that believes an anonymous internet user is waging war against the "deep state" from within the federal government.
By the numbers: Greene didn't receive a majority but did finish first Tuesday with 41% of the vote in a strong red district.
- Currently, House Republicans have refused to comment on Greene’s belief in "a group that the FBI has flagged as a potential domestic terrorist threat" and her possible place within their ranks, the Washington Post reports.
Go deeper: Oregon GOP Senate nominee was “in tears” after campaign walked back QAnon support
- She will face a runoff election Aug. 11 against physician John Cowan, who was 20 points behind her.