DALTON, Ga. — Two of the more controversial Republican members of Congress brought their national tour to Georgia Thursday.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and embattled Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz held a rally in Greene’s district in Whitfield County.
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Channel 2 anchor Justin Wilfon was at the rally in Dalton and said the Republican representatives spent plenty of time attacking Democrats, but mostly steered clear of their own controversies.
On her 47th birthday, Rep. Greene returned to her home in Georgia’s 14th District for her America First tour alongside Rep. Gaetz. Between 300 and 400 people came to the north Georgia rally.
“I am so lucky to serve with this guy right here, and we are the most hated and most talked about and most attacked members of Congress,” she said to the crowd.
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Since taking office, Greene has found herself at the center of several controversies, and Gaetz is currently under federal investigation for sex trafficking.
“The media is obsessed with my friend, Matt, and there’s not one woman saying a bad thing about him,” the congresswoman said.
The pair spent plenty of time slamming President Joe Biden, other Democrats and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Both representatives said they want to see former President Donald Trump run for the office again in 2024.
“You know what, after the art of the deal, it’s the art of the comeback, and I think Donald Trump is coming back in 2024!,” Greene said.
Georgia Democrats released a statement on the rally, saying:
Figures like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz have completely taken over the Republican Party with their repulsive antics. Today’s GOP does not care about working Americans – their only goal is to stir up controversy…
Channel 2 Political Analyst Bill Crane said while some Republicans may not be fans of Greene and Gaetz, they will likely need their voters to win future elections.
“Under that big tent philosophy, the GOP needs their conservative and even arch-conservative base to turn out and vote,” Crane told Wilfon.
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While Gaetz did not mention this at the rally, he has said that if former President Trump chooses not to run, he plans on running for president in 2024 despite his potential legal trouble.
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