Marjorie Taylor Greene’s First Democratic Challenger in 2022 Midterms Emerges
Barely two months into her first bombastic term in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene, the QAnon-toting, Donald Trump-loving, racist, transphobic Georgia Republican, who may have abetted the January 6th siege on the United States Capitol, now has a formidable Democratic challenger for her seat in the 2022 midterm elections.
McCormack announced her candidacy via Twitter on Wednesday:
It’s official! I’m running for Congress against Marjorie Taylor Greene. It’s time to cut through the noise and get back to work.
It’s official! I’m running for Congress against Marjorie Taylor Greene. It’s time to cut through the noise and get back to work. pic.twitter.com/R2ugwxD5tZ
— Holly McCormack (@Holly_4Congress) February 24, 2021
“Holly McCormack, a 36-year-old insurance agent, is the first known candidate to publicly launch a campaign” to oust Greene, CNN reported on Friday.
“The official candidate qualifying period is not until early 2022. McCormack’s candidacy is the only one we know of to have launched publicly, but other candidates have filed with the FEC,” Maggie Chambers, the Georgia Democratic Party’s communications director, told CNN.
McCormack explained to CNN that she is running in Georgia’s blood-red 14th congressional district – where Greene won 75 percent of the vote – to bring civility, decency, and dignity back to Congress.
“I looked at my kids, I looked at this past year and everything that’s happened in our nation and what’s happening here in Georgia, and I said we can’t wait around. This isn’t the example that I want to set for my kids, and I don’t want them seeing it from people in a position of influence,” McCormack said.
McCormack is only one of what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field in 2022, however, and despite the long-shot odds, she believes she has what it takes to – if not win – pave new inroads for progressives in hardcore Trump country.