QAnon-supporting Republican accuses a former Navy SEAL lawmaker of having a 'loser mindset'

  • Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, a newly-elected congresswoman who faced scrutiny for espousing conspiracy theories, accused Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, a former US Navy SEAL, of having a "loser mindset."
  • Greene was replying to a pair of statements Crenshaw made earlier in the day on Twitter, statements that suggested Americans ought to "accept the final results" of the presidential election and to investigate any "irregularities" as needed.
  • "Republicans can't back down," Greene said. "This loser mindset is how the Democrats win. President Trump has fought for us, we have to fight for him. We won't forget. Trust me."
  • "Did you even read past the first sentence," Crenshaw replied.
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A newly elected congressional lawmaker on Friday accused a sitting US representative of being complacent as President Donald Trump faced the likelihood of being replaced by Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, a businesswoman who faced scrutiny for espousing conspiracy theories, accused Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, a former US Navy SEAL and a first-term congressman, of having a "loser mindset."

Greene was replying to a pair of statements on Twitter the congressman had made earlier in the day, tweets that suggested Americans ought to "accept the final results" of the presidential election and to investigate any "irregularities" as needed.

"If Trump loses, he loses," Crenshaw originally said on Twitter. "It was never an impossible outcome and we must accept the final results when it is over. But the unfortunate reality is that there is very little trust in the process, where irregularities have been flagrant and transparency lacking. It should not be partisan to suggest calmly that investigations occur and the court process plays out."

Greene replied to Crenshaw by saying it was "the time to STAND UP for [Trump] is RIGHT NOW!"

"Republicans can't back down," she tweeted in her reply. "This loser mindset is how the Democrats win. President Trump has fought for us, we have to fight for him. We won't forget. Trust me."

Greene's message against her colleagues in the Republican party have reverberated throughout Trump's staunchest supporters, who have baselessly claimed that votes were "illegally" cast; ballots were mishandled; or that there was a lack of transparency in the ballot counting process. Trump's campaign has filed lawsuits against Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia.

Much of these allegations have been thoroughly debunked in the days after Election Day, and political operatives like Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel have asked for more time to produce evidence on "a lot of irregularities" that came from unconfirmed hotline reports.

The accusations picked up steam as Biden on Thursday racked up a number of electoral votes in battleground states like Georgia, and increased his lead in Nevada.

"If Republicans don't dig in and fight this fraud now, we will never win another election again," Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, an ardent supporter of both Greene and Trump, said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Crenshaw replied strongly to Greene's apparent attack against him.

"Did you even read past the first sentence? Or are you just purposely lying so you can talk tough? No one said give up." Crenshaw replied in a tweet.

"I literally said investigate every irregularity and use the courts," Crenshaw added. "You're a member of Congress now, Marjorie. Start acting like one."

Greene has attracted criticism for promoting the baseless far-right conspiracy theories of the group known as QAnon, who claim Trump is attempting to fend off an army of pedophiles working in politics. According to an investigation by Media Matters for America, a progressive watchdog organization, Greene shared some of the special acronyms used by QAnon advocates in online postings.

Green later distanced herself from the QAnon community and said in an August interview that he had chosen "another path," citing the group's "disinformation."

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