Judge Rules Voters Can Proceed With Lawsuit to Disqualify Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Judge Rules Voters Can Proceed With Lawsuit to Disqualify Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

A lawsuit to remove controversial Congresswoman (R-Ga.) from the ballot has received the green light to proceed.

The suit, filed by Free Speech for People, a left-wing advocacy group, seeks to disqualify Rep. Greene from running for reelection by claiming she helped instigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg denied Greene’s request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to block the suit.

Per NBC News:

Pointing to the 14th Amendment’s prohibition on anyone who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from running for federal or state office, the suit alleges Greene is ineligible to run because she engaged in obstructing the transfer of presidential power, in part through her rhetoric challenging the election results.

Greene sought to derail the effort with her own lawsuit this month, saying she “vigorously denies that she ‘aided and engaged in insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of presidential power.’”

The United States Capitol attack followed disproven claims of election fraud by then-President Trump. One person died as a direct result of the riot, Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt. Video from that day shows Babbit trying to prevent rioters from vandalizing the doors leading to the Speaker’s Lobby shortly before being shot and killed by Capitol Police Lieutenant Michael Byrd.

In October, Greene said that “Jan. 6 was just a riot at the Capitol and if you think about what our Declaration of Independence says, it says to overthrow tyrants.”

Earlier this year, she announced she unequivocally opposes political violence.

A federal judge dismissed a similar case brought against Rep. (R-N.C.) in March.

One of Greene’s attorneys, James Bopp, called the ruling “fundamentally anti-democratic,” adding that Greene “publicly and vigorously condemned the attack on the Capitol.”

So, what do you think? Will Greene be able to stay on the ballot or are her days as a United States representative numbered? As always, share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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