Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s bold stunts and outspoken criticism of mandates and the 2020 election has gotten her removed from committees, her personal account permanently banned from Twitter, and, now, challenged in Georgia’s May primary elections, by members of the GOP.
One of her challengers, retired Air Force flight surgeon Charles Lutin, told the Associated Press, “I think people in this district are mostly tired of her crap. It’s not anything like 95% are tired of her,” he continued. “But I think it’s a good strong majority.”
Greene has created quite an impression during her first year in Congress.
She has championed in often photo-op-worthy ways, every cause the liberals despise, including 2nd Amendment rights, the right to free speech, and the Right to Life movement. For this, she has been labeled everything from a fringe-right radical to a conspiracy theorist to an anti-Semite and racist.
Now four Republicans are looking to unseat Greene, and they are pointing to the controversies that have swirled around her to do it.
Mother and Christian Conservative opponent Jennifer Strahan may be the most kind in her approach to Greene’s reputation. She prefers not to mention her at all.
“You don’t always have to go around and tell people what she has done or said,” Strahan said. “That’s known.”
Strahan, who claims she doesn’t want to be a “celebrity,” is hoping to appeal to those Georgians who support Trump’s America-first policies, but are tired of the drama.
Less subtle is her Jewish, self-proclaimed “anti-Trumpist” opponent, Lutin, who has railed against what he calls Greene’s “hate and blatant antisemitism.” Of particular concern to Lutin is Greene’s comparison of the House of Representatives’ mask rules to the segregation and persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.
For Greene, the critics have only added fuel to her blazing fire.
In a tweet posted last year to her personal Twitter account (prior to her suspension), Greene stated: “Every attack. Every lie. Every smear strengthens my base of support at home and across the country.”
And as even the Associated Press notes, Greene remains incredibly popular.
“Greene has been campaigning in the district recently, sometimes drawing standing ovations when she mentions sponsoring a proposal to impeach Biden,” writes AP.
While Dems may be triggered by her unconventional ways, Greene is seen by many as one of the few in D.C. who isn’t afraid to speak for them.
As for her stunts? They appear to be paying off.
In a recent campaign fundraising video, Greene was seen blowing up a Toyota Prius marked “socialism” with a 50-caliber rifle that she then raffled off. Even Tucker Carlson ponied up for a $250 ticket. Greene’s campaign took in nearly $7.5 million through the end of the year.
And while support for Greene can be seen across Georgia via an abundance of lawn signs and bumper stickers, Greene’s opponents may be getting some help from new district lines that have moved closer to Atlanta, a notoriously liberal patch in mostly-conservative Georgia.
Says the AP: “The changes mean that Greene may not be able to rely solely on the Trump-aligned base in the rural swaths of her district, and will have to compete for at least some moderate voters who may be less amenable to her antagonistic politics.”
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