Controversial Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene will have to defend her House seat against a primary challenge from a Georgia businesswoman who launched her campaign 'to bring sanity back to Washington' on Wednesday.
Jennifer Strahan has never held elected office before but launched her campaign with a statement taking shots at prominent Democrats and - without directly naming her - Greene herself.
'Georgia's 14th district deserves a representative who is focused on serving, not being a celebrity,' Strahan said in an apparent swipe at Greene's high public profile.
'There is too much at stake right now for anything less than full dedication to the job. Democrats in Washington – from Joe Biden to Nancy Pelosi – are infringing on our constitutional liberties, jeopardizing our national security, and threatening our jobs.'
She added that her district was 'left without a real advocate or even a single seat on a congressional committee.'
'We deserve better.'
The primary race is set for April 25, 2022.
Businesswoman Jennifer Strahan launched her campaign on Wednesday with an appeal to 'bring sanity back to Washington'
She's aiming to unseat Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was elected in 2020 and stripped of her committee assignments for incendiary remarks and social media actions shortly after
In February the House voted to strip Greene of her committee assignments. The measure was backed by all House Democrats and 11 Republicans.
Greene has fueled controversy and outrage with incendiary remarks and propagating conspiracy theories.
The lawmaker has previously disputed that a plane hit the Pentagon on September 11 and called the Parkland school shooting a 'false flag.'
She's also liked social media posts advocating for violence against Democratic legislators, including one that said Pelosi should be removed with a 'bullet to the head.'
Greene was pushing QAnon conspiracy theories when she was campaigning for office though she's since disavowed the group.
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