Washington Republicans don’t want to comment, but GA Republicans are set to send Marjorie Taylor Greene to Congress – a bigoted QAnon conspiracy theorist and “good friend” of a known KKK leader.
As Georgia Republicans continue their reckless slide to the far right, newly-minted Republican nominees Karen Handel and Rich McCormick have a responsibility to condemn fellow GOP candidate, and likely nominee, Marjorie Taylor Greene.
A recent Daily Beast report honed in on Greene’s record of honest-to-goodness belief in the conspiracy group considered by the FBI to be “a potential source of domestic terrorism.”
Additionally, Greene was photographed with a known Ku Klux Klan leader who called her a “good friend.” Greene refuses to disavow the white supremacist.
After a dominant primary performance in a deeply Republican district, Greene is set to arrive in Congress in January 2021 and join the Republican House caucus.
But, per the Washington Post, “None of the top three House Republicans, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Minority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) or Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.), responded to questions about Greene’s candidacy and possible place within their ranks.”
While President Trump promotes her candidacy and Washington Republican leaders won’t comment, it’s time Handel and McCormick display some independence and break their party’s silent descent into fringe conspiracy theories.
“Extremism is on the ballot in Georgia from top to bottom and now that Karen Handel and Rich McCormick are the Republican Party’s nominees, their silence speaks volumes to Georgians,” DCCC Spokesman Avery Jaffe said. “If Handel and McCormick won’t speak out against this bigoted conspiracy theorist, it means they would rather serve in Congress with a friend of the Klan than buck their blind devotion to their political party.”