- Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene raised $325,000 in two days, according to her Twitter.
- Greene is an outspoken fan of the QAnon conspiracy and has called for the murder of her colleagues.
- The House will vote on Thursday to strip committee assignments away from her.
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Freshman GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced on Twitter she had raked in $325,000 as the Republican Party debated stripping House committee assignments from her.
Greene's claims cannot be independently verified, as the Federal Election Commission has yet to file candidate quarterly reports for the first quarter of this year.
The representative from Georgia is well-known for her support of the outlandish QAnon conspiracy that claims there's an international cabal of "Satan-worshipping cannibals," but her online history prior to her election has recently been brought to light where she called for the murder of several of her now-colleagues in Congress.
The newly uncovered information caused unrest in the Republican Party as lawmakers wrestled with disciplining her. GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger spoke publicly against his new coworker last week in an interview with CNN.
"She may be like this new definition of Republican, but that's kind of a RINO thing, a Republican in name only is what she is, Kinzinger said. "I don't think she should have the privilege of any committees."
Despite Kinzinger's consternation, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Greene would not be stripped from her assigned committees by the Republican Party. The House will vote on Thursday to remove her from all committees, a measure that will almost certainly pass as the Democrats maintain a majority in the lower chamber.
McCarthy said Greene apologized behind closed doors to her Republican colleagues for her previous statements about the QAnon conspiracy and denounced it along with anti-Semitic tropes she has spread. She spoke on the House floor on Thursday to publicly share that she stopped believing in QAnon conspiracy in 2018.
—Grace Panetta (@grace_panetta) February 4, 2021
Previous reporting from the Tampa Bay Times, however, shows that Greene continued to espouse the conspiracy in February 2019 when she speculated that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a body double, just as many QAnon theorists believe Hillary Clinton does.
Greene currently sits on the committees on budget and education. She faced widespread criticism for her placement on the education committee as she had previously claimed that the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shootings were faked. An interview from April 2019 shows Greene vociferously mocking Parkland survivor David Hogg, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after the shooting.
"He is very trained. He's like a dog. He's completely trained," she said.
Despite the negative attention she drew to herself, Greene has used it to launch a campaign for donations. She said she raised $150,000 on Tuesday and $175,000 on Wednesday from 13,000 people.
In an interview with One America News, Greene said she and former President Donald Trump recently spoke and maintain a strong relationship.
"Great news is, he supports me 100 percent, and I've always supported him," Greene said. "President Trump is always here for the people, and he's not going anywhere. So I look forward to joining him and what his future plans may be."
The freshman representative may be removed from her committee seats, but the levels of support she has received from constituents and as a consequence of her ties to the former president show she won't be going away anytime soon.
Greene's campaign did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.