At his election eve rally in the state, Donald Trump introduced newly elected Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has expressed support for a range of conspiracy theories tied to far-right QAnon beliefs, as she railed against Democratic senate candidate Raphael Warnock.
She accused the candidate of “preaching murder of God’s creation in the womb” and pledged to reject Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election at a joint session of Congress to certify the results on 6 January.
The congresswoman reportedly refused to wear a mask at her swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, as she entered Congress after repeatedly sparring with its members, including posing with a rifle next to images of progressive lawmakers, telling her supporters that she will “kick that b****” Nancy Pelosi “out of Congress”, and, calling a mask mandate at the Capitol an “oppressive violation” of her rights.
She later wore a “Trump Won” mask on the House floor.
The congresswoman is among dozens of GOP lawmakers who have refused to accept the results of the presidential election, undermining thousands of votes in her state.
“This is why you have to turn out tomorrow,” she said from the rally stage in Dalton on Monday.
Two critical US Senate runoff elections in the state could determine the balance of power in the state, if Democratic candidates Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeat their respective Republican challengers Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
The president and his far-right allies have painted Mr Warnock, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, as a “radical” Democratic caricature, while his GOP opponent has endorsed the president’s chaotic attempts to overturn millions of Americans’ votes.
“Radical Democrats are trying to capture Georgia senate seats” and release “unchecked, absolute power over every aspect of your lives,” the president said on Monday.