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Who is Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, the QAnon promoter who won seat in Congress?

Team Udayavani, Nov 5, 2020, 1:12 PM IST

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican businesswoman, won her House race to represent northwest Georgia. She has promoted the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory which claims that Trump is waging a secret war against a global liberal cult of Satan-worshipping pedophiles has raised eyebrows.

Greene won from Georgia’s 14th congressional district, where she ran unopposed after her Democratic opponent Kevin Van Ausdal dropped out of the race in September

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Greene was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, on May 27, 1974. She graduated from South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia, and the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

She co-owns a commercial construction and renovation company with her husband in Georgia. Greene supported the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, saying in videos posted in 2017 on Facebook that the theories were “worth listening to”.She posted 57 articles found in the archives of the American Truth Seeker website

Qanon theory states that Donald Trump is waging a secret war against a Satan-worshipping cabal of American elites consisting Democratic party figures, Hollywood stars and journalists engaged in child sex trafficking

But after she was criticised by several Republican leaders for elevating the warped theory during her primary race against fellow Republican candidate and neurosurgeon John Cowan, she distanced herself from the conspiracy theory and rejected the label of “QAnon candidate

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