- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 12, 2020

President Trump on Wednesday morning celebrated QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greeene’s primary victory in Georgia.

Ms. Greene, a businesswoman who has vocalized her support for far-right QAnon conspiracies, beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary runoff Tuesday night for an open seat in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

Mr. Cowan actually won the first round of the primary with a significant 19-point margin.

The district is in a very red part of the state, so the seat will very likely stay in Republican control. It’s currently being held by retiring Rep. Tom Graves.

Several GOP officials distanced themselves from Ms. Greene’s campaign, and she came under criticism from those in the party for videos that surfaced in June of her expressing racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic statements.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican, went further than other members of House GOP leadership and actually intervened in the race by endorsing Mr. Cowan and donating to his campaign.

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