As Georgia GOP Panics Over Marjorie Taylor Greene, Rich McCormick Silent On Greene’s Extreme Rhetoric, KKK Connections

June 18, 2020

ATLANTA – As Georgia Republicans have started to rescind their endorsements and cover their tracks of supporting known conspiracy theorist and white supremacist-connected candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, one Georgia Republican has stayed conspicuously silent: Dr. Rich McCormick, Republican nominee for the Georgia 7th — one of the nation’s most competitive and diverse congressional districts.

Over the last week, it’s been revealed that not only did Greene campaign on embracing extremist groups and QAnon for her campaign for the 14th District, but she has also made videos of racist, xenophobic, and anti-Semitic remarks including that Black people “are held slaves to the Democratic Party” and that the 2018 midterms were an “Islamic invasion of our government.” 

But while Washington Republicans are “racing to distance themselves” from Greene’s extreme remarks and even rescinding endorsements, her fellow congressional candidate Rich McCormick — running in Georgia’s diverse and competitive 7th District — has remained silent. 

“Every single Republican leader in this state should be condemning Marjorie Taylor Greene for her vile, racist remarks, but Rich McCormick’s silence is thundering,” said Scott Hogan, executive director of the Democratic Party. “Georgia’s 7th District is made up of precisely the communities Greene has attacked, but McCormick would rather stand with extremist bigots than speak up for his potential constituents.” 


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