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Georgia Voters File Suit To Kick Marjorie Taylor Greene Off The Ballot For Being An ‘Insurrectionist’

A group of voters in the state of Georgia filed a lawsuit Thursday that would disqualify Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from running for reelection in November as a result of her actions on January 6, 2021.

Charles Bethea of The New Yorker reports:

“The suit argues that Greene’s statements and activities related to the attack on the Capitol on January 6th make the congresswoman an insurrectionist A clause of the Fourteenth Amendment specifically prohibits those who have ‘engaged in insurrection or rebellion’ against the United States from holding public office. The suit, citing this clause, contends that Greene ‘is constitutionally disqualified from congressional office and, as such, ineligible to run as a candidate under state and federal law.’”

The lawsuit was filed by the nonprofit Free Speech For People, which has also filed a similar suit against Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC).

The suit against Greene cites “numerous instances in which Greene, on social media or in person, has ‘advocated for political violence, up to and including, her encouragement of the insurrectionists on January 6.'”

One of those instances was a tweet Greene sent out on January 5, 2021 in which she referred to the next day as “our 1776 moment!”

Additionally, in a video Greene posted on Facebook, the Georgia Republican remarked:

“You can’t allow it to just transfer power peacefully like Joe Biden wants and allow him to become our President because he didn’t win this election.” 

Greene has recently drawn criticism for suggesting that the United States shouldn’t arm the Ukrainian freedom fighters, commenting:

“If we truly care about suffering and death on our television screens, we cannot fund more of it by sending money and weaponry to fight a war they cannot possibly win! The only effect of more arms and more money from America will be to prolong the war!”

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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