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GOP Congressman Says There's 'No Place in Congress' for QAnon Conspiracist Trump Just Endorsed

GOP Congressman Says There's 'No Place in Congress' for QAnon Conspiracist Trump Just Endorsed
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The far-right QAnon conspiracy theory maintains that an elite group of satanic pedophiles known as the "Deep State" are secretly controlling the government and that President Donald Trump was sent to expose them.

It was a QAnon believer who showed up to Comet Ping Pong with an AR-15, believing that 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was operating a child sex trafficking ring out of the pizzeria. It was a QAnon believer who blocked traffic with an armored vehicle on the Hoover Dam.

And, in all likelihood, it's a QAnon believer who will be headed to Congress representing Georgia's 14th District.

Marjorie Taylor Greene won her Republican runoff election on Tuesday night with 57 percent of the vote. She's expected to handily defeat Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal in the solid red district.

Trump gleefully endorsed her in a Wednesday tweet, referring to her as a "future Republican star."

Newly invigorated by Trump's tweet, Greene is pledging to kick "that bitch" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) out of Congress.

But at least one congressional Republican isn't okay with the QAnon conspiracy theory gaining legitimacy on the floor of Congress.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-16) has voted in line with Trump an average of 93 percent of the time, but only two hours after Trump threw his approval behind Greene, Kinzinger made it clear that her conspiracy theories have "no place in Congress."

In the tweet, Kinzinger refers to an "insider," who calls themselves Q, and anonymously alerts believers of the conspiracy theory to Trump's supposed efforts to take down the "Deep State," often pointing to manufactured symbols in campaign ads, Trump tweets, and other media.

Despite Kinzinger's sudden protests, QAnon has only gained traction with Trump at the helm. The President has frequently retweeted messages from QAnon believers and has now endorsed one for Congress.

The Congressman's support for Trump called the integrity of his tweet into question.

In addition to her belief in conspiracy theories, Greene has frequently made racist, anti-semitic, and Islamophobic remarks online.

Her likely ascension to Congress painted an insidious picture for the direction of the Republican party.

Before Greene's victory and Trump's endorsement, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) called her views "apalling." House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) called them "disgusting."

It's unclear if their position will change following Trump's endorsement.