Last updated on January 29, 2021
This is CYA in my opinion but does not explain her close ties to the 3 percenters. AJC ( Atlanta Journal) had a story up on her ties with the 3 percenters and other Militia groups which are supposed to be illegal in Ga. She asked a guy named Doles to leave who felt betrayed but IMO, a CYA due to his Charlottesville violent contribution. The rest were allowed. Georgia does not allow militia groups AJC asks, Why are they allowed to exist”.
When Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene and Sen. Kelly Loeffler waded into the crowd at a rally in Ringgold last month, they were flanked by a heavily armed escort — the men and women of the Georgia III% Martyrs, a private militia.
The group formed in April, but few outside of militia circles were aware of them until they showed up with Greene, who later posed for photos with the group.
“We are ready to come out into the open now,” Martyrs leader Justin “Slayer” Thayer said. “We are fully prepared and ready, and we want people to know that we are here.”
Chester Doles, a North Georgia man who has spent decades in white supremacist groups, was a vocal champion of Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene ever since she posed for a photo with him earlier this year. But when he showed up to a rally in Ringgold Saturday, he was escorted out on Greene’s orders.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican candidate running for the open 14th Congressional District seat in northwest Georgia, also posed alongside Doles and an American Patriots USA banner in a photo earlier this year.
In the statement, Greene did not mention Doles by name or refer to his history of racist activism. Doles has a long history with extremist groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazi National Alliance. In 2017, he marched with the Hammerskins, a racist biker gang, in the violent and chaotic “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Recently, Doles has claimed to have repudiated those past affiliations and concentrated on a new group, American Patriots USA, which has tied itself close to the militia movement. Doles regularly refers to Greene as “our friend Margie” on his social media accounts, but in May when the AJC asked Greene what she knew about him, she attacked the question as “silly and the same type of sleazy attacks the Fake News Media levels against President Trump.”
For Doles, the ejection from what was billed as a Second Amendment “unity rally” was a betrayal.
“It’s just unbelievable. This is their unity rally, except for me,” said Chester Doles. “She hasn’t even gotten out of the state of Georgia and has done turned into a politician. … I wasn’t going to put her in no awkward situation. Everybody’s got a past. It is what it is.”
The DOJ needs to go have a talk with Doles and some of these protectors of hers. The impeachment managers also need to speak to those claiming in Ga the Stand up and Stand by was a rallying call to them. It is all right there in the article.
At Saturday’s rally, Greene and Loeffler talked with constituents ringed by a protective circle of far-right militia members who call themselves the Georgia III% Martyrs. Greene said the security was needed to protect her from “multiple violent, disgusting death threats” she said she has received from left-wing groups.
“Along with the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department, there were dozens of individuals with firearms in attendance to make sure nothing like this happens to me,” she said. “And I thank them for that.”
The Georgia III% Martyrs is one of several small, far-right militias to have organized in the state in recent years, although their name raised eyebrows even among others in the patriot movement.
I don’t care if she ejected Doles. I would be singing like a bird if I were Dole. She is in deep with these people and SHE NEEDS to leave the US Congress. Like Yesterday !
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