Controversial Republican firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene will have to fight to keep her seat in Congress now that Georgia businesswoman Jennifer Strahan has announced her primary campaign. Greene has been a contentious figure in Congress since being elected, Democrats attacked the freshman representative for her past advocacy of conspiracy theories and QAnon, which she’s since denounced.
Eventually, Democrats stripped Rep. Greene of all her committee assignments, a move that prompted Strahan to challenge Greene.
Fox News reports:
“I believe that there’s a lot of people who are ready for a serious representative,” Strahan said in an interview, taking a shot at Greene, R-Ga. “We have a lot of serious issues going on in our country right now. And we need someone who’s willing to take the fight to Pelosi, to Democrats. And the only way to do that is to be in committees.”
Strahan is a founder of a health care consulting firm and presents herself as a political outsider. Strahan has also held several other positions in the health care industry, including with the Atlanta WellStar Health System. She said that business experience will help her be a more effective representative.
“A as a business owner, as an executive, if I’m elected, I will make sure that I’m putting Georgia first and not being focused on being a celebrity, but actually rolling up my sleeves and getting work done for the district,” Strahan told Fox News.
Rep. Greene referenced multiple unsuccessful movements she launched against the left in her time in Congress while noting that she is the type of candidate to get things done in Washington.
“I’ve led the movement to Impeach Joe Biden, Fire Tony Fauci, Expel Maxine Waters, Eliminate The ATF, and Ban Vaccine Mandates,” Greene added. “Republicans are going to take back the House in 2022, but we aren’t going to do it with pathetic empty campaign promises written by DC consultants.”
This race is sure to be one of the most closely watched midterm elections in the country.