PLAINFIELD, CT (WFSB) - Controversial Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was in Connecticut Saturday, looking to build support for Republicans in eastern Connecticut ahead of next month’s elections.

"The Democrats are no long an American party. They’ve turned so far left, they’re a Communist party," Greene stated.

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Greene voiced her opposition to mask requirements and vaccine mandates.

She also criticized Democrats over several of their policies in Congress, including a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package and budget proposals.

Greene, criticized in the past for spreading conspiracy theories, claimed the 2020 presidential election was rigged.

She also accused the Democrats of trying to undermine the country.

"What we’re seeing happening, they’ve planned all along. They’ve planned it and they’re on the verge of turning America into the country it shouldn’t be," Greene explained.

Some Republican lawmakers also urged the crowd to vote in local elections next month.

Anne Dauphinais, who stood by her comparison of Governor Ned Lamont to Adolf Hitler, was among them.

"Hitler is mentioned almost every day by my constituents. They compare this forced medical procedure on them to the days of the early Hitler when he started slowly, slowly doing what he did that ended in the death of over a million, several million people," Dauphinais said.

Attendees were excited to here from Greene.

"Today was very inspirational. It makes me proud to be an American," Mariann Giuliano of Wethersfield says.

But others were disappointed to see local lawmakers call on Greene to build support.

"It’s a divide between people who actually don’t mind doing something that will help their neighbor and those who don’t want to be told what to do," Selina Bell, co-director of the CT Citizens for Science, added.

Saturday’s event in Plainfield was organized by the Quinebaug Citizens Alliance.

According to police, they estimate that more than 1,500 people attended Saturday's rally after counting about 925 vehicles in the parking area.

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Brian C. Duffy

"Hitler is mentioned almost every day by my constituents......"

You should put that on your campaign mailers, Annie.

Brian Duffy ~~ Tariffville, CT

Old Man from Scene 24

STOP HATE

CTRealist

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Dan7543

You are included in the GIGO nonsense, CTRealist. Anyone that wants can click your name and see all of your posts.

CTRealist

As difficult as it was to sit through, I've read all of your posts today, @Dan7543. Wisdom and intellect clearly are not your strong suit. Comment on things you actually know a little something about, otherwise, GIGO applies to you.

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