People Bring the Awkward Receipts After QAnon Congresswoman Brags She Was Elected With 74% of the Vote
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has become infamous across the nation despite only serving for three months so far.
Greene was stripped of her committee assignments by the House for her deranged belief in the QAnon conspiracy theory and expressing support for delusions that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton murders children and drinks their blood, that devastating wildfires in California were due to Rothschild-owned space lasers, and that school shootings were false flags coordinated by Democrats.
Since being removed from committees, the Congresswoman has looked to make a splash any way she can, most recently by beginning every House session motioning to adjourn, forcing a roll call vote that delays the passage of legislation.
With even some of her Republican colleagues express annoyance at her antics, Greene has scrambled to defend them.
She most recently attempted to do so by pointing out that she overwhelmingly won her election in Georgia's deep red 14th District.
I ran for office (and was elected with 74.7% of the vote) to represent the people, not the politicians. And that's exactly what I'm doing.— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸)1615470708.0
The Congresswoman boasted that she was "elected with 74.7% of the vote."
What Greene didn't mention was that her Democratic opponent—Kevin Van Ausdal—abruptly withdrew from the race two months before the election due to personal issues and threats from Greene's supporters.
Therefore, Greene ran unopposed and still didn't meet the percentage of the Republican elected to the seat before her, former Congressman Tom Graves, who won with around 76.5% of the vote.
"Unopposed" began to trend after Twitter users reminded Greene that she'd run with no opposition.
@mtgreenee You ran unopposed 🎉— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1615476897.0
@mtgreenee You ran UNOPPOSED and 25.3% of your very red district STILL voted against you. They would rather be un… https://t.co/YPQXntg4yd— Steve Hofstetter (@Steve Hofstetter)1615473247.0
MTG ran unopposed. There are 508,000 eligible voters in her district. She received 229,827 which is pretty good,… https://t.co/qNr1fqu9cj— Maya Contreras (@Maya Contreras)1615478716.0
Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene ran unopposed in Georgia in a deeply red district. As an insurrectionist and prom… https://t.co/AUvdJ2KPZB— Stephanie Kennedy (@Stephanie Kennedy)1615489180.0
Marjorie Taylor Greene is bragging that she got 74.7% of the vote, but fails to mention that she ran unopposed. Th… https://t.co/JSJUfsvtt6— Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️)1615495528.0
Imagine running unopposed, still losing 25% of the vote, and bragging about it https://t.co/CTY26GJHGP— Avishai ✡ Weinberger (@Avishai ✡ Weinberger)1615489992.0
Greene's stunts have earned her nationwide ire, and many want her expelled from Congress.
Covid relief bill vote delayed by Republican slug Marjorie Taylor Greene with another “motion to adjourn” vote.… https://t.co/pgu4rb4BZN— 𝒮𝓊𝑒 𝒻𝓇𝑜𝓂 𝒪𝒽𝒾𝑜 😷 (@𝒮𝓊𝑒 𝒻𝓇𝑜𝓂 𝒪𝒽𝒾𝑜 😷)1615387479.0
Expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House of Representatives! She is making a mockery of the system. Even R… https://t.co/orCSZ3gNO3— Big MAC (@Big MAC)1615399877.0
Her expulsion is unlikely to happen, but there's growing speculation that a primary opponent could defeat her in GA-14 if voters there are ashamed enough of the coverage she's gotten.