A Q-Anon linked candidate running for U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Georgia now has no opponent. Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose candidacy has been a boisterous melee of gun posts, threats to protestors and her potential future co-workers, and social media rule violations, was running against Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal. On Friday, he announced that he will no longer be running.
Kevin Van Asudal released a statement saying that he will be leaving Georgia, and therefore will no longer be qualified, legally, to serve as a representative of constituents in that state.
A message from Kevin Van Ausdal pic.twitter.com/Y5LtVcpK2B
— Kevin Van Ausdal (D) (@KevinVanAusdal) September 11, 2020
I am heartbroken to announce that for family and personal reasons, I cannot continue this race for Congress…The next steps in my life are taking me away from Georgia, so I will be disqualified from serving in Congress and will give the Party a chance to put forward a candidate that can carry this fight to the end…I will put every resource, every bit of knowledge into the campaign that comes behind me to defeat Marjorie and restore hope to the people of Northwest Georgia.
One of Greene’s Facebook ads, an image of her with her rifle imposed over the faces of ‘The Squad’ — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib — was recently removed for violating the site’s rules about threats, and one of her video ads involves her cocking her rifle and warning antifa to stay out of her state.
Before dropping out of the Congressional race, Van Ausdal warned voters that Greene has “civil war fantasies” that pose a risk to America.
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