U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican who represents northwest Georgia, said GOP voters would leave the state if Democrat Stacey Abrams wins the gubernatorial race.
During an appearance with U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican who represents Florida begging, she said people announced their intention to move after the election. Abrams is in a tight race with incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican.
“They’re all saying, ‘We’re going to move,'” Greene said. “They say they’re going to leave Georgia. They will move to Alabama, Tennessee or Florida.
Greene said Abrams’ campaign received money and support from George Soros. The Billionaire donated $1 million to the leadership of Abrams PAC, the largest individual gift to either candidate, according to Bloomberg. Kemp raised $4.7 million for his leadership PAC in early May, Bloomberg reported.
Kemp defeated a challenge from Trump-backed Republican David Perdue. The election pitted Trump loyalists like Greene against more moderate Republicans like Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who refused to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results. Raffensperger also outlasted a Trump-backed primary challenger.
Greene is a far-right politician who rose to prominence as a Trump ally who voiced conspiracy theories about the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. She defeated five Republican challengers to win her May 24 primary. In the interview with Gaetz, she said conservative voters were unhappy with Georgian politics.
“It’s the Republican votes that go,” Greene said. “It’s a big problem.”
“Red Flight,” Gaetz replied.