Citing how “rhetoric has turned into dangerous extremism, like the candidacy of Marjorie Greene,” he continued, “I will put every resource, every bit of knowledge into the campaign that comes behind me to defeat Marjorie and restore hope to the people of Northwest Georgia.”
Since the primary, she has raised controversy stemming from several incendiary statements.
A major flashpoint in the district’s Republican primary and general election has also been Greene’s past promotion of the wild and unsubstantiated conspiracy theory known as QAnon. Although the theory is nebulous enough to invite all kinds of interpretations from its adherents, at its core QAnon claims that President Donald Trump has been secretly fighting to bring down a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles that has infiltrated all levels of the US government and other elite institutions.
Greene has repeated and promoted QAnon theories and phrases, praising the mythical Q as a “patriot” in a video filmed in 2017 and describing the conspiracy theory as “something worth listening to and paying attention to.” She added, “(Q) is someone that very much loves his country, and he’s on the same page as us, and he is very pro-Trump.”
Trump congratulated Greene on Twitter after her primary win, saying she is “strong on everything and never gives up – a real WINNER!”
CNN’s Michael Warren, Konstantin Toropin, Clare Foran, Alex Rogers, Veronica Stracqualursi, Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck contributed to this report.