QAnon’s takeover of the Republican Party continues, with Sen. Kelly Loeffler excitedly touting her endorsement for Q-friendly House nominee Marjorie Taylor Greene. Yes, a sitting U.S. senator considers an endorsement from a House nominee a big get. That’s partly because Loeffler is locked in a multi-way battle not just with leading Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock but with Republican Rep. Doug Collins, so locking down Republican voters is important to her. But it’s also because Greene has achieved celebrity precisely because of her conspiracy theorist leanings. If she was a run-of-the-mill Republican nominee in a deep red district, Loeffler would be happy, but maybe not quite this excited.
When Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn endorsed Loeffler, it didn’t get the flashing red lights emoji, caps-locked excitement of the tweet announcing the Greene endorsement. Neither did the announcement of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's endorsement, even though you’d think that the endorsement of the governor of your state would be a big deal. Not even an endorsement from the world's largest gun store got the kind of splashy treatment of the Marjorie Taylor Greene endorsement.
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This is not just a sign of Loeffler’s desperation in a tough race, in other words. There is something special about Greene, despite—or because of—her violent threats to Democratic lawmakers and her embrace of an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory claiming that a cabal of Democrats is running a global pedophile network. Republicans are really going down this path.
“Instead of trafficking in division and proudly standing alongside those that spout dangerous rhetoric like Marjorie Taylor Greene, we're focused on being a voice for all Georgians,” Warnock tweeted in response to the endorsement. “It's time to fire our unelected Senator.”