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Marjorie Taylor Greene wins GOP nod for 2nd term in Congress

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has made a name in Washington pushing hard-right conspiracy theories, easily won her party’s nomination for Congress on Tuesday. The Associated Press called the race just over an hour after polls closed. With 99% of the vote reported, Greene had 69% of the vote.

Voters picked Greene, commonly known by her initials, MTG, over her Republican challengers, including health care executive Jennifer Strahan. Strahan received 17% of the vote on Tuesday.

Greene will face off against a Democratic challenger in the heavily Republican 14th Congressional District, which includes the exurbs of Atlanta and a rural northwest swath of Georgia.

An effort to remove Greene from the ballot for her role in former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss, but a state judge determined that Greene’s opponents lacked enough evidence to prove she had “engaged in insurrection.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene campaigning in Plainville, Ga., on Friday. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In just two years in Washington, Greene has sparked numerous scandals, some of which she’s apologized for.

Last May, she invoked the Holocaust while condemning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to require lawmakers to don masks. The following month, in the face of a censure resolution from her House colleagues, Greene visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and later apologized for comparing the mask mandates to Nazi Germany.

Greene has pushed a number of other conspiracy theories, some rooted in antisemitism, like her baseless suggestion that a Jewish cabal used a space laser to start California wildfires. But she has also renounced conspiracy theories she has previously boosted, including those about Sept. 11 and school shootings.