Georgia the wife of 'businessJennifer Strahan has announced that she will be leading a main campaign against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday, kicking off what will likely be one of many targets races between the extra-Trumpy wing of the GOP and more orthodox candidates.
"I believe there are a lot of people out there who are up for a serious rep, " Strahan said in an interview, shooting Greene, R -Ga. "We have a lot of serious problems in our country right now. And we need someone who is ready to take the fight to Pelosi, to the Democrats. And the only way to do that is to be in. committees. "
Since taking office, Greene has been criticized for her past promotion to theorists.ies of the conspiracy - including QAnon, whom she disowned - its bombastic rhetoric and caustic social media history. Democrats stripped Greene of all his committee duties earlier this year due to controversies.
Strahan is the founder of a health consulting firm and presents herself as a political outsider. Strahan has also held several other positions in the healthcare industry, most notably within the Atlanta WellStar healthcare system. She said the business experience would help her be a more effective representative.
Jennifer Strahan, a businesswoman whoruns a healthcare consulting firm, running to topple Rep. Marjorie Taylor Gre en, R-Ga., in a primary. (Fox News / Tyler Olson)
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"A as a business owner, as an executive, if elected I will make sure that I put Georgia first and not focus on being a celebrity but rolling up my sleeves and doing work for the district, "Strahan told Fox News.
Greene has bonded closely with former President Donald Trump and recently allied himself with another very controversial and very pro-Trump House member - Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla ., to visit the country arguing that Trump is still the leader of the GOP and attacking those who say it shouldn't be.
We asked himAnd if she thought Trump is still the leader of the GOP, Strahan replied, "I support Trump's policies. And I believe we need to send someone to Washington who will promote and protect these policies. And again, that can't happen right now because we don't have a representative on committees to actually fight for these policies. "
Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan by around 14 points of percentage in the second round of the GOP 2020 for a vacant seat. She then handily beat her Democratic opponent in what is a very red light district.
"Everywhere I go in Northwest Georgia I am touched and honored by the overwhelming support I receive to fight for the people of District 14, " said Greene in response to Strahan's announcement. called for roll-call votes on the Democrats 'Communist agenda and the rest of the party joined in my efforts. "
Greene supportednu "Democrat-controlled committees don't even vote on Republican amendments.
Washington, DC, USA: Marjorie, United States Representative Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaking at a press conference at the 'Exterior of the Capitol at the House Triangle. No Use Germany. ((Photo by Michael Brochstein / Sipa USA))
"I led the movement to impeach Joe Biden, fire Tony Fauci, kick Maxine Waters, eliminate ATF and ban vaccination warrants, "added Greene. " Republicans will take over the House in 2022, but we are not going to do it with empty and pathetic campaign pledges written down. by DC consultants. "
Strahan enters the primary campaign against a well-funded opponent in Greene who had more than $ 2.75 million in cash at the end of June. But a Her campaign spokesperson expressed confidence that she will be able to raise funds and gain support, and added that they are getting a positive response on the ground in the district.
Strahan also posted a campaign launch video on Wednesday claiming that she "will stand up for Trump's policies " and said she was "a pragmatic conservative who believes that our country and our culture are have become off track. "
To close the video, Strahan pleaded with voters to " please joinre to our campaign to bring sanity to Washington. "