Pro-QAnon congresswoman-elect urges House Republicans to defy Electoral College results

Pro-QAnon congresswoman-elect urges House Republicans to defy Electoral College results
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The QAnon cult will have an unofficial spokesperson in the U.S. House of Representatives after Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, is seated in January. Since November, Greene has been claiming, without evidence, that President Donald Trump is the real winner of the 2020 presidential election — and in recent tweets, she has urged Republicans in the House and the U.S. Senate to reject the Electoral College results.

President-elect Biden enjoyed a decisive victory, winning 306 electoral votes and defeating Trump by more than 7 million in the popular vote. Regardless, Greene believes the baseless conspiracy theory that the election was stolen from Trump through widespread voter fraud. And she has been tweeting her support for Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville and other Republicans who have expressed a willingness to oppose the Electoral College results during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021. That day, Congress will count the electoral votes that Biden won.

Greene tweeted:




Greene, in a 2017 video, voiced her support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. Members of QAnon believe that the United States' federal government has been infiltrated by an international cabal of Satanists, pedophiles, child sex traffickers and cannibals and that Trump was put in the White House to lead the struggle against the cabal. According to QAnon, R&B superstar Beyoncé is also part of the vast conspiracy and is really an Italian woman named Ann Marie Lastrassi and reports to billionaire Democrat George Soros. QAnon supporters also believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is a hoax and that the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25 was faked with Soros' help.

The Root's Tonja Renée Stidhum mocked QAnon in a hilarious parody article published on July 6. In that piece, Stidhum conducted a Q&A interview with "Lastrassi."

But to Greene, QAnon's beliefs are not something to mock, but to take seriously.

In her 2017 video — which has been posted on YouTube — Greene described "Q" as "someone that very much loves his country, and he's on the same page as us — and he is very pro-Trump." Greene went on to say, "I'm very excited about that now there's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles out, and I think we have the president to do it."

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