The QAnon Congressperson is Nothing New

This week, Marjorie Taylor-Greene became the Republican candidate for Georgia's 14th Congressional District, and people understandably freaked out. 

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If she wins the general election -- and it's Georgia, so she will -- she'll be the first QAnon believer in Congress (or at least the first open one). She's also posted videos on social media in which she argues that Muslims shouldn't be allowed to work in government and threatens "antifa" while holding a rifle. 

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It's not great. It's also not exactly new.

The House of Representatives comprises 435 seats representing districts of people who can be so isolated that they encompass entire states. There are bound to be some weirdos, and there are people in Congress right now who are just as dangerous and delusional as Taylor-Greene, if not more. 

They believe in conspiracy theories, like Tennessee's Kelly Keisling, who sent an email warning all of his constituents that then-President Obama was planning to stage his own assassination attempt; harbor Islamophobic beliefs, like North Carolina's Mark Walker, who somehow calculated that "nearly a billion" Muslims are "choppin' off heads all over the country;" and not only threaten but actually assault people, like Montana's Greg Gianforte, who put a reporter in the hospital the day before he was elected. 

The weird is decidedly coming from inside the House. This doesn't mean you shouldn't worry. It just means that you should retroactively worry infinitely in both directions.

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