Gun-Toting Congressional Candidate Who Warned Antifa Terrorists Wins Vote in Ga. GOP Primary Despite Facebook Ad Ban

By Craig Bannister | June 10, 2020 | 12:02pm EDT
Marjorie Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose video campaign ad featuring her holding a semi-automatic rifle while warning Antifa terrorists to “Stay the hell out of northwest Georgia” was banned from Facebook, handily garnered the top vote total in Tuesday’s Georgia 14th district GOP primary.

“You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses or destroy our homes,” Greene cautions Antifa terrorists in her ad, which is still posted on Twitter and YouTube:

“President Trump declared ANTIFA a domestic terrorist organization. I have a message for ANTIFA terrorists: stay the hell out of northwest Georgia. You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses or destroy our homes.”

Greene is now heading on to a runoff, local station CBS 46 reports:

“Businesswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and neurosurgeon John Cowan, both Republicans, moved ahead to a runoff in northwest Georgia's 14th District from a nine-person field. Greene had sought the GOP nomination in the 6th District, entering the race after U.S. Rep. Tom Graves announced he was stepping down.

“Greene spent much of her own money on the campaign, proclaiming herself an unfair victim when Facebook took down an ad that included Greene brandishing a gun. Cowan was one of the field’s top money-raisers. He pushed his healthcare expertise. Cowan was criticized for a toy company he owns importing toys from China. The Republican nominee will face Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal.”

On Wednesday morning, Greene posted a tweet celebrating the primary results, along with a picture of her wielding a coffee mug, instead of a gun:

“Last night when the votes were counted, I led my nearest opponent by 23 points -- 2 to 1 -- this morning I'm enjoying the breakfast of champions ... on to the run-off on August 11!”

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