Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has already gained a lot of attention for being an open believer of the QAnon conspiracy theory, is attracting more negative press for purporting a "scientific" theory.
As the USA suffers more closures due to the ongoing pandemic, Greene is a leading voice among conservatives advocating for an open economy, despite the risks it presents.
In a since-deleted tweet, Greene advocated for the opening of America via "science" that was reported by the CEO of Waffle House.
trust the science from the mouth of waffle house’s CEO, marjorie taylor greene said in a tweet right before deletin… https://t.co/YMn74d58At— Rachel E. Greenspan (@Rachel E. Greenspan)1608562061.0
Not one to be outdone, Greene then reposted the tweet with a minor modification.
Trust the @WaffleHouse science! 🧇 REOPEN AMERICA! https://t.co/toGHS4z4KB— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸)1608562190.0
Immediately, this tweet was criticized and dragged across Twitter for the sheer audacity and ignorance it signifies.
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse As always follow the $. We are to trust a guy that is CEO for 2000 restaurants saying eatin… https://t.co/ow0bcJiVJj— Gary Posey (@Gary Posey)1608564811.0
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse From now on, if you get sick, go to Waffle House and leave a real doctor's spot open for ed… https://t.co/PYfybljYnw— Æ (@Æ)1608564047.0
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse One waffle restaurant that seems to have no spreading virus at this time DOES NOT mean scie… https://t.co/qjgWIDxH1R— Jayme Beebe (@Jayme Beebe)1608572532.0
@mtgreenee @posadist_trapgd @WaffleHouse Ghoul. https://t.co/9yByTqAtCs https://t.co/DnaFsSQnGk— 🍀Pearl Jolly Anarcho-Assangist🍀#FreeAssange⏳ (@🍀Pearl Jolly Anarcho-Assangist🍀#FreeAssange⏳)1608563864.0
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse In other news, fox says he's happy to guard the henhouse and we should all believe he'll do a great job.— Anthony Fowler 🔭🏂 (@Anthony Fowler 🔭🏂)1608564956.0
The decision on which parts of the American economy to close have been hotly contested over the course of this year, as virus infections surge across the country with seemingly no end in sight.
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse So the CEO of Waffle House is doing contract tracing for all of his customers?— Focus (@Focus)1608569610.0
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse https://t.co/RqaK6eVUrg Man who benefits from being open says it won't hurt to be open. Ok, let's trust that guy.— Jeff (@Jeff)1608562358.0
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse Really? 🙈 I am embarrassed you are from my state. Wtf people?— Allison (@Allison)1608563057.0
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse Oooooh the redneck Waffle House has spoken— Alindasong🇺🇸 (@Alindasong🇺🇸)1608576092.0
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse This is what Greene considers haute cuisine.— Dennis Lynch (@Dennis Lynch)1608569574.0
Greene has consistently shared outlandish views about the nature of the virus and how America should be re-opened.
On a separate occasion, she tweeted she was forced to work out in her Washington, D.C. hotel room because "tyrannical Democrat control" had gyms closed.
At the time, D.C.'s gyms were open.
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse Is this a parody account???— Jimmy Mask up,NC Groetz (@Jimmy Mask up,NC Groetz)1608562629.0
@mtgreenee @posadist_trapgd @WaffleHouse so true, the CEO of a restaurant chain has nothing to gain from re-opening— Virgil “too many posts” Kalimir (@Virgil “too many posts” Kalimir)1608562505.0
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse Did you just say, “trust the Waffle House science”?? #youreridiculous— Amy Jenkins (@Amy Jenkins)1608587888.0
@mtgreenee @posadist_trapgd @WaffleHouse Willful ignorance is a powerful drug— Eglantine Price’s stunt double (@Eglantine Price’s stunt double)1608564129.0
@mtgreenee @WaffleHouse https://t.co/0CckH0Kjdg— Sterling R. Decker (@Sterling R. Decker)1608563047.0
Greene's investment in the QAnon conspiracy theory shows the Congresswoman from Georgia's 17th district is not much interested in facts or evidence, and her Twitter account supports that.
It is unclear how this will translate into her work in the house, but the "Waffle House" science seems like an ominous start to a term.