Democrats, meanwhile, are already signaling that their campaign strategy in 2022 will center heavily on trying to yoke the entire Republican Party to Greene and the fringe QAnon movement. Over the weekend, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office put out a news release listing McCarthy’s party affiliation as “QAnon” instead of the GOP.
And a spokesperson for the House Democrats’ campaign arm also put out a statement slamming McCarthy and the National Republican Congressional Committee chairman, Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota, for embracing Greene. While both men raced to condemn Greene last summer after POLITICO uncovered a trove of racist Facebook videos from her, leadership did little to stop her from winning her primary runoff race.
“Minority Leader McCarthy and NRCC Chair Tom Emmer have not only caved to the mob and welcomed QAnon conspiracist Marjorie Taylor Green into their caucus, they’re putting her front and center as a key player,” said Brooke Goren, a spokesperson for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Americans have died at the hand of the QAnon mob, now vulnerable House Republicans will have to answer for that violence.”