Trump Congratulates 'Future Republican Star' Greene

Trump Congratulates 'Future Republican Star' Greene”

A GOP congressional candidate who's come under fire for endorsing "QAnon" conspiracy theories has taken more than half the vote in Georgia's primary runoff race, putting her on track to become the first Q-supporter in Congress.

He had also congratulated her for winning the first round of the Republican primary, in which she trounced neurosurgeon John Cowan by almost 20 points but failed to surpass the 50 percent threshold. Georgia's 14th district is deeply red, making it nearly certain that she'll win the seat officially in November.

Greene, a construction executive and a staunch Trump supporter, has come under scrutiny since securing a spot in the runoff not just for her far-right beliefs, but for repeatedly making racist, anti-Semitic, and Islamophobic comments in social media live streams and postings, and expressing support for the QAnon conspiracy, which posits that there is a cabal of Satanic, evil "Deep State" elites intent on bringing Trump down.

The race could indicate just how far candidates are able to push the limits of political rhetoric in the age of US President Donald Trump before risking backlash from voters.

"She's a hypocrite. She's anti-American", Greene told her raucous supporters of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Greene won the seat despite several GOP officials denouncing her campaign after videos surfaced in which she expressed racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. But her stalwarts were outside election sites on Tuesday. "I will be supporting Dr. Cowan".

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At the Shelton Elementary School polling site in Paulding County, a large Marjorie Greene campaign sign declared her motto in all capital letters: SAVE AMERICA, STOP SOCIALISM!

I got behind her because of her honesty, she said.

"I'm excited to be the next Congresswoman of GA 14". 'She's not going to be bought by anybody.

'The Fake News Media, the DC Swamp, and their radical leftist allies see me as a very serious threat. Lauren Boebert, another candidate who has expressed support for QAnon, recently upset a five-term congressman in a Republican primary in Colorado.

Polls in Georgia mostly closed at 7 PM Eastern Time, but a judge ordered polls in Floyd County, which is included in the 14th district, to remain open until 9 PM after voting problems were reported early in day, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported.

Greene has in turn attacked Cowan as not being sufficiently conservative, branding him a RINO, a derisive acronym that stands for Republican In Name Only. Republican Rep. Tom Graves, who did not seek reelection, last won the seat with over 76% of the vote in 2018.

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