In election news, a supporter of a far-right conspiracy theory with a history of racist remarks has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s primary victory Tuesday in a deep-red district makes her the heavy favorite in November’s general election. Greene ran on a pro-gun, anti-immigrant and anti-abortion platform, and has embraced the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims, among other things, that President Trump is secretly at war with a deep state cabal of Satan-worshiping elites who run a child sex trafficking operation. In videos posted to social media, Greene voices support for Confederate monuments, calls Black people “slaves to the Democratic Party,” claims billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a Nazi, and attacks Muslims elected to Congress.
Marjorie Taylor Greene: “There is an Islamic invasion into our government offices right now, OK? They are — you saw, after midterm elections, what? We saw so many Muslims elected. I don’t know — I don’t know the exact number, but there were quite a few. What? We had that woman out of Minnesota. Now she’s going into Congress, and she’s got to wear a head covering?”