Marjorie Taylor Greene, who’s spoken out in support of the debunked QAnon conspiracy theory of a “deep state” undermining President Trump, won the GOP primary in Northwest Georgia’s 14th District on Tuesday, defeating John Cowan.
She caught national attention for controversial statements, including referring to newly elected Muslim members of Congress as an “Islamic invasion into the government” and for calling George Soros, a Jewish Democratic donor, a “Nazi.”
QAnon has been labeled by the FBI as a growing domestic terrorism threat, according to reporting from Yahoo News.
The remarks, unearthed by Politico, lost her an endorsement from Republican Rep. Jody Hice and several Republican leaders condemned them, but that absence of support didn’t matter come election day.
Cowan adopted the slogan “All of the conservative, none of the embarrassment” on the campaign trail to differentiate himself from Greene.
“The GOP establishment, the media, & the radical left, spent months & millions of dollars attacking me,” Greene said on Twitter after the election. “Tonight the people of Georgia stood up & said that we will not be intimidated or believe those lies.”
The construction executive moved her campaign from the 6th District in suburban Atlanta to Northwest Georgia in December and spent nearly a million dollars of her own money on the race. The race attracted nine primary candidates after Rep. Tom Graves announced his retirement.
Greene is all but guaranteed to take office, since the district voted 75% for Donald Trump in 2016, though she faces Democratic candidate Kevin Van Ausdal in November.