ROME – Many top Georgia Republicans have watched with dread – but took little action – as Marjorie Taylor Greene rose from longshot candidate to the cusp of Congress. Shortly after her victory in Tuesday’s nationally-watched runoff, Greene showed why she made them so anxious.
In a hotel ballroom crowded with about 100 supporters, Greene promised to be the “worst nightmare” to the liberal left and news media that “hates my guts.” Then she turned her focus on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a way that went beyond the usual red-meat rhetoric.
“She’s a hypocrite. She’s anti-American. And we’re going to kick that bitch out of Congress.”
Greene’s runoff win over John Cowan, a Rome neurosurgeon, virtually assures that she’ll represent the deeply-conservative northwest Georgia district in the U.S. House. And it means Democrats have a new favorite target: A believer in the convoluted QAnon theory who has expressed anti-Semitic, racist and xenophobic views.