Gabriel Sterling, the Republican election administrator in Georgia who rose to prominence for debunking former President Trump’s bogus election fraud falsehoods, is warning that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) influence on the Republican Party shouldn’t be taken lightly in light of the QAnon sympathizer’s inflammatory remarks that have recently resurfaced.
In an interview with Politico published Sunday evening, Sterling shared his concerns over Greene’s controversial remarks, which include heckling Parkland shooting survivors and musing about the execution of Democratic politicians prior to her time serving in Congress.
“If you have any common sense, you know she’s an anchor on the party,” Sterling told Politico. “She is weighing us down.”
Sterling went on to express skepticism over the notion that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will throw Greene out of Congress. Sterling argued that Greene’s position as a Republican House member would work to the advantage of Democrats.
“The Democrats would never throw her out. They want her to be the definition of what a Republican is,” Sterling told Politico. “They’re gonna give her every opportunity to speak and be heard and look crazy — like what came out Wednesday, the Jewish space laser to start fires. I mean, I don’t know how far down the rabbit hole you go.”
Sterling’s remarks to Politico were published after several prominent Republicans shied away from calling on Greene to resign or be expelled from Congress, despite decrying her inflammatory conspiracy-ridden comments.
On Saturday, Greene bragged about having a “GREAT call” with Trump, amplifying growing concerns about Trumpian influence in the GOP. Greene’s call with Trump happened just days after Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) announced his plan to introduce a resolution to expel Greene from Congress as early as Tuesday amid backlash over her recent appointment to the House Education and Labor Committee.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has refused to commit to any punishment for Greene thus far, appearing to avoid rocking the MAGA contingent’s boat. Greene is expected to meet with McCarthy this week in light of her recent troubling behavior.
Last week, Axios reported that House Republican leaders were well aware of the risks posed by the QAnon sympathizer last summer, but ultimately opted to do little to stop her. Former Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) expressed their concerns about Greene, but McCarthy and others shrugged off taking any disciplinary action toward Greene.