More insanity from the QAnon following, Trump-worshipping Republican Party is about to make its way to Seneca County.
The local GOP is set to host a fundraiser featuring a far-right conspiracy theorist who has a history of spreading several white supremacist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, advocating for the execution of Democrats, and pushing the “big lie” that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election.
U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, will be the keynote speaker at the “Seneca County GOP Judicial Fundraiser” on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Park Ballroom in Bascom.
Here are some things you should know, if you don’t already, about Greene:
- Greene has repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians — including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry — and FBI agents in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress.
- Before she ran for Congress, Greene embraced violent, fringe conspiracies. Chief among them was the QAnon conspiracy theory — a discredited conspiracy that pits former President Trump in an imagined battle against a cabal of Satan-worshipping, child-abusing Democrats and celebrities.
- Greene has baselessly questioned whether the deadly shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida, actually took place. In several 2018 Facebook comments, Greene agreed with other users that the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was a “false flag” event.
- On and offline, Greene frequently engaged with extreme anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim rhetoric.
By hosting Greene, the Seneca County Republican Party’s stance is clear.
They believe racism and hatred have a place in politics and government. They believe it’s okay for politicians to advocate for executing their opponents. They think it’s acceptable to compare safety measures for the COVID-19 pandemic to the persecution of Jewish people during the Holocaust. And, to top it off, they believe in continuing to spread the toxic lie that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election.
Anyone who is surprised by this must have been living under a rock for the past several years. This is what the modern day Republican Party has become — even at the local level.
Dylan J. Poe is the Editor of TiffinOhio.net. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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