After weeks of hesitation, the National Republican Party has officially endorsed Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia Republican House candidate who openly supports QAnon.
The Congressional Republican National Committee donated $ 5,000 to Greene’s Congressional campaign on September 25, according to campaign fundraising records – the maximum amount the committee can give.
The donation formalizes the GOP’s acceptance of Greene’s candidacy after senior party officials expressed reluctance to support her. Greene has not shied away from voicing his support for QAnon, a conspiracy theory that argues that President Donald Trump is engaged in a covert war against a pedophile-obsessed ‘cabal’ that is being encouraged by the Democratic Party and others. leading cultural institutions. She has also instigated a variety of inflammatory conspiracies on various platforms, suggesting that black people are “slaves” to the Democratic Party, that George Soros is in fact a Nazi, and that Muslims do not belong to the government.
After POLITICO surfaced after inflammatory remarks, leading House Republicans sought to distance themselves from Greene.
“These comments are appalling and Chief McCarthy has no tolerance for them,” said Drew Florio, spokesperson for parliamentary minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
In late August, NRCC chairman Tom Emmer declined to commit to financially supporting Greene’s campaign, telling The Hill in an interview: “The conversations we have had are basically congratulations and tell us how we can help you. . “
But other GOP leaders have embraced Greene. President Donald Trump congratulated her on Twitter and, most recently, Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) touted Greene’s approval of his own candidacy.
The NRCC did not immediately return a request for comment.
Greene won a second round of the Republican primaries in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District and is virtually guaranteed to be elected to the House in November. She runs in a conservative neighborhood and in mid-September, her running Democratic opponent gave up.
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