QAnon supporter, with Georgia primary victory, is poised to bring far-right conspiracy theory to Congress

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August 12, 2020

Congressional Republicans came a step closer Tuesday to welcoming into their ranks a promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory, whose adherents believe President Trump is battling a cabal of “deep state” saboteurs who worship Satan and traffic children for sex.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has endorsed the baseless theory and made a slew of other racist remarks on video, won a Republican primary runoff in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press. Her victory, in a northwestern swath of the state that has favored Republicans by wide margins, sets her up to become QAnon’s first devotee in Congress...

“If there is evidence in support of QAnon, then Greene should be expected to disclose it,” said Ethan Porter, a professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University. “If she is unable to do so, she should be called for what she is: a reactionary fabulist.”

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