“Disgusting” and “bigoted” candidate gets strong backing from both GOP candidates in Georgia Senate special election
ATLANTA — While Republican Party leaders have “condemned” Marjorie Taylor Greene as “bigoted” and “appalling,” the candidate known for spewing racist sentiments and peddling dangerous internet conspiracy theories received the strong and immediate backing of both Congressman Doug Collins and Senator Kelly Loeffler after winning her primary runoff last night.
Greene’s long history of racist, anti-Semitic, and Islamophobic remarks and support for the baseless and offensive QAnon conspiracy theory were apparently non-issues for Collins, who became one of the first Georgia Republicans to congratulate Greene, saying he “look[s] forward to working with” her in Congress.
Not to be outdone, Loeffler again proved just how “hard right” she’s willing to go by also congratulating Greene and praising her as a “political outsider” like herself in Washington — while saying nothing of the fact that Washington Republicans like those backing her campaign had previously denounced Greene and her “offensive” record.
“It’s disgusting that both Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins would align themselves with a bigot like Marjorie Taylor Greene in their race to the far-right extreme,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Make no mistake: Greene is a racist, anti-Semitic conspiracy peddler who is an embarrassment to Georgia and should be a stain on the GOP. By embracing Greene’s toxic, hate-filled campaign, Loeffler and Collins are making it clear that their values are out-of-step with Georgians.”
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