The Federal Election Commission is demanding that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) account for approximately $3.5 million in campaign funds. The commission threatens “enforcement action” if the congressmember’s campaign committee doesn’t reply.
Greene has flouted congressional norms and apparently, her financial disclosures are no different. One of the most viciously anti-LGBTQ Republicans in Congress, her publicity stunts and violent rhetoric have made her a star in the Q-Anon movement.
Two separate quarterly reports were flagged by the commission for improperly shielding the donors from public disclosure. Greene reported donations from political committees but lumped all of the individual donations into one large sum.
“When contributions from an individual reach $200 for an election cycle,” the notice informs Greene’s campaign treasurer, “each subsequent contribution from that individual must be itemized, regardless of the amount.”
The far-right congressmember’s last two reports were flagged for the irregularities. The April report didn’t account for $2.5 million while the July report left almost $1 million unaccounted for.
Greene’s campaign would need almost 18,000 individual donors under $200 for the numbers to add up and avoid disclosure requirements.
Greene got her start in politics by demonizing drag queens. The legislator is one of the most vocal Republican opponents of LGBTQ rights and has a particular fixation on transgender people.
One of her stunts included posting a sign outside her office door to attack transgender kids and she continues to denigrate the youth’s mother, Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL). Newman’s office is directly across from Greene’s.
The Q-Anon congress member has become the far right laughing stock of Congress and has been removed from her committee assignments. Greene has been widely castigated for her repeated nonsensical claims about the coronavirus and her unapologetic defense of her actions has only caused further disdain for the congresswoman.
Deleting and reposting this below because there was a decimal error in the tweet. 17.7k people giving less than $200, not 177k (though the true number is unknown since they're unitemized).
Still unsurprising and still has the FEC wanting to know more. pic.twitter.com/wGKbIRs8Wa
— stephen fowler (@stphnfwlr) September 8, 2021