Democrats are pushing to make controversial Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of the GOP, using her to target vulnerable members of the opposition in a new ad.
‘He stood with Q, not you’ is the attack line in a new ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee targeting seven House Republicans and Leader Kevin McCarthy.
The ads feature images of Greene and fellow GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, who have expressed support for some QAnon theories, and claims the conspiracy group has taken over the party.
‘QAnon … Took over the Republican Party,’ the narrator states. ‘Sent followers to Congress.’
It goes on to tie the group to the January 6th MAGA riot on Capitol Hill that left five dead, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer.
‘And with Donald Trump, incited a mob that attacked the Capitol and murdered a cop,’ the narrator says.
The ad will run in Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Omaha and online as it targets Republicans in suburban swing House districts.
Democrats are pushing to make controversial Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of the GOP
New ad from Democrats feature images of Greene and fellow GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert (above), who have expressed support for some QAnon theories
The Democrats new ad targets vulnerable Republican House members in suburban districts
It comes as both parties are preparing for the 2020 midterms when the president’s party typically loses seats in Congress. Democrats hold the House of Representatives by three seats and Republicans want to win it back.
TAYLOR GREENE’S BIZARRE CLAIMS
- The California Camp Fire which killed at least 85 was caused by a space laser linked to the Rothschilds and the state’s high-speed rail. PG&E admitted it was caused by a faulty power line and went into bankruptcy to fund a $13.5bn settlement and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
- Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin cut off a child’s face while she was alive, Clinton wore it as a mask so the terrified child would produce ‘adrenachrome’ and then organized the killing of a cop who knew about it.
- The Las Vegas massacre was organized by Democrats to help them ban guns and shooter Stephen Paddock was not a lone wolf.
- There’s no evidence of a plane hitting the Pentagon on 9/11.
- The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre which cost the lives of 17 students was a ‘false flag planned shooting.’
- ‘I am told that Nancy Pelosi tells Hillary Clinton several times a month that ‘we need another school shooting’ in order to persuade the public to want strict gun control.’
- Seth Rich leaked Hillary Clinton’s emails and was murdered in revenge by her aide John Podesta because the emails revealed that a D.C. pizza restaurant had a child-smuggling operation in its basement. It does not even have a basement.
- The world is run by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles and the Q in QAnon exists and is the ‘best chance to take them out.’
- Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett are Muslims.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg was replaced by a body double.
- She wasn’t the person who posted a call to assassinate Nancy Pelosi to her own Facebook page.
Green has come to national prominence in recent days as her past musing on social media have come to light, including that she thought California’s wildfire was caused by space lasers; claimed that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, before her death, was using a body double; and that Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin cut off a child’s face while she was alive – all of which are false.
McCarthy is expected to meet face-to-face with Greene on Tuesday to discuss her social media postings, many of which happened before she was a member of Congress. In them, she expressed support for killing Democratic politicians, touted unfounded QAnon theories along with racist views.
Republicans are facing their own reckoning as they struggle on a path forward after losing control of the White House and the Senate to Democrats.
That battle comes to a head Wednesday when the House Republican Conference meets to discuss whether to punish Greene for her actions and to keep Republican Rep. Liz Cheney on the leadership team.
Cheney outraged some Trump supporters when she was one of the 10 Republicans to support impeaching him on the charge of inciting the January 6th insurrection on Capitol Hill.
Some Republican House members have called for her to be removed from the party leadership – a question that will be decided at Wednesday’s meeting.
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell took the unusual step to denounce Greene on Monday, calling her ‘loony lies’ a ‘cancer for the Republican Party.’
He didn’t specifically name the freshman lawmaker in a statement to The Hill newspaper, but referenced several of the bizarre conspiracy theories the far-right Georgia congresswoman has pushed.
‘Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.´s airplane is not living in reality,’ said McConnell.
‘This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.’
The GOP leader also threw his support behind Cheney ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of House Republicans to determine if she stays a member of leadership.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy will meet with Greene on Tuesday
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell (pictured) denounced QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday while voicing his support for Rep. Liz Cheney
McConnell called Greene’s (pictured left) ‘loony lies’ a ‘cancer for the Republican Party’ while stating that Rep. Liz Cheney (pictured right) had ‘courage’ for voting to impeach Trump
Greene immediately hit back at McConnell’s comments on Twitter, as pictured
‘Liz Cheney is a leader with deep convictions and the courage to act on them,’ McConnell said in a statement to CNN.
‘She is an important leader in our party and in our nation. I am grateful for her service and look forward to continuing to work with her on the crucial issues facing our nation.’
Greene immediately pushed back on McConnell’s comments on Twitter, writing that ‘the real cancer for the Republican Party is weak Republicans who only know how to lose gracefully’.
‘This is why we are losing our country,’ she added.
Democrats have teed up action Wednesday to send a resolution to the House floor that would strip Greene of assignments on the House education and budget committees, if McCarthy doesn’t do so first.
‘It is my hope and expectation that Republicans will do the right thing and hold Rep. Greene accountable, and we will not need to consider this resolution,’ said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
‘But we are prepared to do so if necessary.’