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In this Wednesday, May 12, 2021, file photo, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Greene, who has been met with fresh controversies on a regular basis since taking office in January, will headline the El Paso County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day dinner in August, the county party announced on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

The El Paso County Republican Party has booked U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia Republican who was stripped of her committee assignments earlier this year, to deliver the keynote speech at the party's annual Lincoln Day dinner.

"Do not miss the event of the year!" reads an invitation to the Aug. 6 fundraising dinner, sent Tuesday night by El Paso County GOP chairman Vickie Tonkins.

Greene, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, has sparked a near-constant stream of outrage since her election last year and in February was removed from her committee posts in an overwhelmingly party-line vote after social media posts calling for the execution of Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, came to light.

She's also declared that the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., was a "false flag" operation meant to scare Americans into supporting gun control, and in 2018 suggested that a devastating California wild fire was started by space lasers controlled by a powerful Jewish family.

Earlier this month, she apologized for comparing a COVID-19 mask mandate to the Holocaust.

Tonkins told Colorado Politics the party is looking forward to Greene's speech and the boost that the fundraiser will give the county party ahead of next year's election.

"Congresswoman Greene has a major following across the country and is an important figure in our party because she's willing to stand with hard-working Americans while fighting against corrupt politicians like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi," Tonkins said in an email.

Greene didn't respond to a request for comment.

Tickets to the dinner — traditionally the county party's biggest fundraising event — range from $100 to $2,500, which includes passes to a VIP party. Supporters will also be able to take photos with Greene at $30 a pop.

The county party's Lincoln Day dinners have been major draws over the decades, with keynoters including then-former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, strategist Karl Rove, South Dakota Sen. John Thune and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.

This story has been updated to include comments from Vickie Tonkins.

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