'Inmates run the asylum': Political observers stunned by QAnon congresswoman’s massive fundraising haul
On Wednesday, POLITICO reported that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), the famously QAnon-sympathetic conspiracy theorist congresswoman who lost her House committee assignments after social media activity endorsing the execution of prominent Democrats in Congress, raised $3.2 million in the first quarter of 2021 — a huge amount of money for a freshman lawmaker in a district that is almost certainly too Republican-leaning to field a competitive race in the midterms anyway.
Political observers on social media quickly reacted to the news of Greene's fundraising haul, many of them expressing dismay and disgust that so many people endorse Greene's brand of politics.
Republicans are the party of QAnon. They can deny it, but it's true. The inmates run the asylum and have for years. https://t.co/1FQpsoVn6H— Emily C. Singer (@Emily C. Singer) 1617800521
Just a reminder that the Republican base *wants* their leaders to act like Marjorie Taylor Greene. https://t.co/68QIcsqYXY— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti) 1617800963
That's a lot of Greene. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) raised $3.2 million (!) in the first three months of 2021… https://t.co/zmMhVYGSAH— Kirk A. Bado (@Kirk A. Bado) 1617798467
To those of you who continue to insist Greene is a fringe figure or doesn’t have the support of the GOP base or isn… https://t.co/Jc4wRGYjml— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan) 1617804318
This news underscores the power of demagogues in American politics. The more their base is convinced they’re margin… https://t.co/w2NGdxMvmK— Mindy Finn (@Mindy Finn) 1617800034
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