Marjorie Taylor Greene Raises $3.2M Despite Being Sidelined by House Committees
Georgia GOP freshman enjoys grass-root donation
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has enjoyed a massive $3.2 million windfall during her first quarter of 2021 despite being ostracized in the House by Democrats and Republicans.
The Georgia GOP freshman raised funds via grassroots donations from all 50 states, according to her campaign.
The average donation was $32.
Raising such a large amount in just a few months is unpreccented for any politician, especially a freshman.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., netted just over $726,000 in her first three months in Congress in 2019.
That means Greene raised four times the amount of the most high-profile Democratic freshman who has the full support of the establishment media.
"I am humbled, overjoyed, and so excited to announce what happened over the past few months as I have been the most attacked freshman member of Congress in history," Greene tweeted Wednesday in celebrating her fundraising feat.
Green thanked her supporters, saying their donations are a sign that people are standing up to the "political ruling class."
"I am one of the people, and the people are with me, and I will always be with them," Greene tweeted.
...Accumulating $3.2 million with small dollar donations is the absolute BEST support I could possibly ask for!— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 7, 2021
The $5 to $50, coming from you, God fearing, America loving, wonderful hardworking people, you and our children are who I’m fighting for everyday!
"WE are just getting started! In the words of my favorite President Trump, 'the best is yet to come.'"
Earlier this year, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called Greene the "cancer" of the Republican party.
Rep. Greene’s Twitter Account Suspended “in Error” for second time in less than a month— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) April 6, 2021
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McConnell said in a statement that Greene’s embrace of “loony lies and conspiracy theories” was a “cancer for the Republican Party.”
“Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality,” McConnell said.
"This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”