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Report: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene may attend Iowa State Fair

By: - August 4, 2021 5:00 pm

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA., speaks at a news conference on the “Fire Fauci Act” on Capitol Hill on June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a far-right congresswoman from Georgia, plans to attend the Iowa State Fair, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Greene has not publicly announced if she will be attending or speaking at the event, which begins Aug. 12. Her campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Iowa State Fair is a popular stop for presidential hopefuls ahead of the Iowa caucuses. Greene, a freshman representative, has made headlines through her campaign and her short tenure for advancing conspiracy theories, including false claims about the COVID-19 vaccine and support for QAnon.

Soon after Bloomberg’s report, Iowa Sen. Zach Wahls issued a statement against Greene and any Iowa Republicans who stand with her.

“She will use the Iowa State Fair to echo the Iowa GOP agenda of sharing conspiracy theories, spreading misinformation about lifesaving vaccines, and going out of her way to target young LGBTQ people,” Wahls, D-Coralville, wrote.

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Katie Akin
Katie Akin

Katie Akin is a former Iowa Capital Dispatch reporter. Katie began her career as an intern at PolitiFact, debunking viral fake news and fact-checking state and national politicians. She moved to Iowa in 2019 for a politics internship at the Des Moines Register, where she assisted with Iowa Caucus coverage, multimedia projects and the Register’s Iowa Poll. She became the Register’s retail reporter in early 2020, chronicling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Central Iowa’s restaurants and retailers.