CNN Reports Business Owner In Marjorie Taylor Greene’s District Fears “Retaliation” For Supporting Her GOP Opponent

This is disturbing.

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According to a rather unsettling new report from CNN, things are growing rather contentious in Republican House Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Georgia district, as Republican voters quickly grow tired of the controversial GOP lawmaker, and some fear the potential repercussions they may end up suffering for daring to support Greene’s Republican opponent.

CNN’s Simone Pathe reports that many Republican voters were willing to admit that they like what Greene fundamentally stands for, but they just cannot get behind the lawmaker’s behavior on Capitol Hill and the way she represents her constituents.

Pathe’s report hones in on Greene’s one and only serious opponent in the upcoming midterm elections for the Republican party nomination, Jennifer Strahan. The report makes note that many a Georgia Republican seems to be more than ready for a change of face in their Capitol Hill representation after seeing Greene’s mockery for the last 2 years.

“The controversial Greene is often mentioned in the same breath as other Donald Trump acolytes in the US House, such as North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who lost his primary earlier this week. But unlike in the Tar Heel state, where Republicans — including the state’s junior GOP senator — mobilized against Cawthorn, Greene hasn’t encountered the same level of organized opposition — or spending — against her,” the CNN report reads.

But that lack of organized opposition does not necessarily translate to an inherent election success for Greene. As a matter of fact, Pathe reports that one voter explained why he has already cast his ballot for Strahan, and one local business owner wished to remain anonymous in their support for Greene’s opponent because they fear retaliation.

Kenneth Studdard of Dogwood Books admitted that he’s already thrown his support behind Strahan, despite knowing full well that her chances of an upset in the highly Conservative district are slim.

“If you’re Strahan, you’re trying to do two things: Hold her under 50 (percent) and come in second,” Studdard said.

Another business owner in the area was spotted hanging a Strahan sign in their shop window but did not want to be named in CNN’s report.

Pathe reports that the owner “had trepidatiously put a Strahan sign in her shop window, [and] said Strahan would be more effective in Washington but requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation — specifically the fear of receiving a threatening voicemail from the congresswoman.”

“My stomach is churning just talking to you,” the business owner told CNN.

Even the executive director of VIEW PAC, who works to elect Republican women to Congress, has spoken out and said Marjorie Taylor Greene is a hindrance to their cause.

“It’s unfortunate that in 2020, we elected some really tremendous Republican women and the only one people talk about is the only one who has no business being in Congress,” Julie Conway told CNN.

Read CNN’s full report here.

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