Election 2022

Marjorie Taylor Greene wins reelection

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has won another term in Congress representing Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

With 97% of precincts reporting, The Associated Press has called the election in her favor. Currently, she has 66.4% of the vote and her Democratic challenger Marcus Flowers has 33.6% of the vote.

Greene has made a name for herself as one of the most anti-LGBTQ members of the House. She introduced a bill to ban the rainbow flag from flying at U.S. embassies and co-sponsored an anti-trans bathroom bill. She put an anti-trans sign up in front of her office because she got mad at one of her colleagues – who is the mother of a transgender daughter – for putting up a trans Pride flag.

She introduced multiple motions to shut down Congress just before it debated the Equality Act, which would ban anti-LGBTQ discrimination. The motions didn’t pass, but they forced her colleagues to vote on the pointless motions and ate up over an hour of debate time to make the point that LGBTQ discrimination should remain legal. She called the Equality Act “DISGUSTING, IMMORAL, AND EVIL” in a statement.

Greene, whose career in politics started by protesting Drag Queen Story Hoursput up a sign that said “There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE. ‘Trust The Science!’” in response to Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL) putting up a transgender flag outside of her office. Newman’s child is transgender.

More recently, Greene introduced a bill in Congress to ban doctors from providing gender-affirming care to transgender youth, making it a class C felony. Her bill would also ban transgender adults on Medicaid from getting gender-affirming care, and even ban medical schools from teaching about gender-affirming care.

Flowers ran on a platform that was inclusive of LGBTQ people, saying on Twitter: “LGBTQ+ Rights are Human Rights.”

He also didn’t hold back from attacking Greene’s penchant for conspiracy theories, asking her at a debate in October why she supports the January 6 insurrectionists more than the people in her district.

Early in the 2021-2022 congressional session, a bipartisan coalition of her colleagues voted to take away her committee assignments due to her support for violence against Democratic leaders.

But if Republicans take control of the House today, she will likely be getting those committee assignments back.

“She’s going to have committees to serve on, just like every other member and every other member goes through a steering committee looking at the best places to serve,” House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told CNN about her chances of getting on the House Oversight Committee.

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