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Marjorie Taylor Greene Challenger Says She Was Barred From Town Hall

Newsweek logo Newsweek 1/26/2022 Darragh Roche
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) answers questions in front of the House steps while House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy holds a press conference November 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. A Democrat challenging Greene says she was barred from the congresswoman's town hall on Tuesday. © Win McNamee/Getty Images Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) answers questions in front of the House steps while House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy holds a press conference November 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. A Democrat challenging Greene says she was barred from the congresswoman's town hall on Tuesday.

A Democratic challenging Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has said she was barred from entering a town hall the congresswoman was holding on Tuesday.

Holly McCormack, who is running against Greene in Georgia's 14th congressional district, said she and other constituents had been kicked out of the event in the state's Catoosa County.

The Democrat also took to Twitter and criticized Greene for the alleged incident, retweeting other users who also claimed to have been denied entry to the town hall event.

The town hall was held in McCormack's hometown of Ringgold, Georgia and the Democrat attempted to attend, according to a press release from her campaign.

"My neighbors and I were barred from attending a town hall held by our Congresswoman, in my hometown, because she doesn't want to answer the tough questions about her failure to work for the people of Georgia," McCormack said.

"If she truly had the best interests of Georgians at heart, she would welcome the opportunity to connect with her constituents, regardless of who they are. Instead, she takes every step possible to avoid accountability," she went on.

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"She is in for a rude awakening when I am elected this November," McCormack said.

"I will make every effort to be present across the district, and all will be welcome to ask me the tough questions. Unlike Marge, I will be ready with answers and a track record of progress on the issues that matter most to Georgia families," the Democrat added.

The McCormack campaign said in an email that event organizers claimed the event was "at capacity" but that attendance was in fact low. McCormack claimed on Twitter that her party affiliation was the reason she was barred from the event.

"I tried to attend her town hall tonight, but because I am a Democrat, I was kicked out and not allowed to ask my Representative a question. That won't happen when I'm in Congress," McCormack wrote.

The Democrat shared a photo that she described as "me and other constituents not being allowed in to Marjorie's town hall (it was not nearly at capacity)."

McCormack added in a subsequent tweet: "For as much as Marjorie Taylor Greene talks about communism and censorship, she sure doesn't like me coming to her town hall to ask her a simple question."

She also retweeted posts from other users who said they were Greene's constituents and had been denied entry to the event.

Greene's official Twitter account reported that the congresswoman had visited Magnolia Pharmacy in Ringgold ahead of the Catoosa County event to "learn about the challenges facing a local independent pharmacy."

Greene has been one of the most high profile and controversial freshman members of Congress since her election in 2020 and McCormack may be facing an uphill battle to defeat her.

The Republican won Georgia's 14th district with 74.6 percent of the vote.

Newsweek has asked Marjorie Taylor Greene's office for comment.

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