GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw to Marjorie Taylor Greene: ‘Start acting’ like a member of Congress
Marjorie Taylor Greene hasn’t even made it to Capitol Hill yet, and she’s already being told to behave by a fellow Republican.
The controversial Trump-supporting, QAnon-spreading House candidate who won election on Tuesday night got into a Twitter spat with GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas on Friday after she accused Crenshaw of not supporting the president’s bid for reelection.
Crenshaw tweeted earlier Friday that Republicans would accept the outcome of a fair vote but added it “should not be partisan to suggest” an investigation into the 2020 elections amid allegations of irregularities. President Donald Trump and his surrogates have been contesting the validity of the election has Democrat Joe Biden edges closer to victory in a number of critical swing states. There has been no evidence of major voter fraud or interference in election tallying.
Greene, however, jumped on his comments and cast them as capitulating to Democrats.
“The time to STAND UP for @realdonaldTrump is RIGHT NOW! Republicans can’t back down,” Greene tweeted. “This loser mindset is how the Democrats win. President Trump has fought for us, we have to fight for him. We won’t forget. Trust me.”
Shortly afterward, Crenshaw called out Greene for apparently missing his call to back the president’s election investigation efforts.
“Did you even read past the first sentence? Or are you just purposely lying so you can talk tough?” Crenshaw tweeted in response. “No one said give up. I literally said investigate every irregularity and use the courts. You’re a member of Congress now, Marjorie. Start acting like one.”
Greene has previously espoused baseless conspiracy theories rooted in the QAnon phenomenon, which claims Trump is combating a cabal of elite pedophiles embedded in the United States government. QAnon has been deemed a domestic terrorist threat by the FBI, but it has found a home among some of Trump’s base. Trump himself has praised Greene as a “future Republican star” and has refused to disavow QAnon supporters.
Greene won her race to represent Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, defeating Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal.