Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) ably navigated the crowded track of Republican challengers on Tuesday to remain the GOP congressional nominee for Georgia’s 14th district.
Despite efforts to have Greene removed from the ballot, she held over 70% of the vote when the race was called, with 44% of the precincts reporting, according to the New York Post.
The 47-year-old congressional lightning rod has undergone attacks for her loyalty to former President Donald Trump during her first term in office. However, her victory speech showed no signs of mellowing, claiming the primary win a “message to the bloodsucking establishment.”
“Sending me back to Washington will send a message to the bloodsucking establishment: It is we who will set the policy agenda for the next decade and not them,” the 47-year-old said, according to the Associated Press. “We’re going to start speaking the truth more forcefully and more loudly than ever before.”
After her victory speech, Greene took to Twitter, chiming in on the tragic Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting.
Our nation needs to take a serious look at the state of mental health today.
Sometimes meds can be the problem.
America is failing our youngest generations from decades of rejecting good moral values and teachings.
We don’t need more gun control.
We need to return to God.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 24, 2022
In November, Greene will take on the winner of a three-way Democratic primary.