Marjorie Taylor Greene hit back at Democrats after hearing that a suit to prevent her from running again for office was allowed.
Judge Amy Totenberg of U.S. District Court for Northern Georgia approved the continuation of the suit alleging she is not fit for office for her support for Capitol rioters.
You might recall media anger at a Trump-appointed judge who dropped the mandate for masks earlier in this week. Totenberg was appointed by Barack Obama.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) April 19, 2022
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Marjorie Taylor Greene is allowed to proceed with a lawsuit
The case, filed by a group of voters, claims Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) violated a provision of the U.S. Constitution passed after the U.S. Civil War known as the “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause.”
The clause, under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, is a rarely cited Civil War-era provision that bars people from holding office if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion” or “given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
This clause clearly was intended to penalize Confederate officers and soldiers as well as politicians for their participation in war.
BREAKING: Marjorie Taylor Greene must testify Friday under oath about her role in January 6, before an administrative law judge in Atlanta, as part of voters’ lawsuit to disqualify her from office under the 14th Amendment.
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) April 19, 2022
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Totenberg, in allowing the case to proceed, argued Greene had failed “to establish a substantial likelihood of success on the merits” of her legal claims and “failed to meet the burden of persuasion.”
Greene sought a temporary injunction in the case, arguing it was unlikely to be resolved before Georgia’s primary elections on May 24.
Georgia’s federal judge has granted permission to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s lawsuit, which seeks to remove her from the race for reelection because of her involvement in Jan. 6 Capitol attacks. @sahilkapur reports.https://t.co/helZDW9TOZ
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 20, 2022
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Greene is upset that media will distort hearings
Similar legal challenges were filed against Madison Cawthorn, a North Carolina Representative (R-NC), with the North Carolina State Board of Elections. However, a federal judge rejected that attempt. He noted that similar retaliatory actions by political opponents could be opened up by allowing frivolous lawsuits.
“The federal court is tasked with protecting the soapbox, the ballot box, and the jury box,” U.S. District Court Judge Richard Myers II said. “And when these fail, people proceed to the ammunition box.”
Greene has said she “never encouraged political violence and never will,” but will now be forced to testify in the case. The media, she worries, will also have their day.
Marge getting scared for court Friday: “They’re going to allow the press in the courtroom. They’re going to allow the whole thing to be videoed live. They’re going to be able to clip out 😁any little piece they want of the horrible things .. they’re going to say about me.” pic.twitter.com/PJq4QpBh6u
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) April 19, 2022
“It’s absurd what they are claiming and lying about,” said Greene in an interview with former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis.
“They’re going to allow the press in the courtroom,” she worried. “They’re going to allow the whole thing to be videoed live out to go anywhere in the world that they want to.”
“And you know what that’s going to look like — the Democrats and the nasty mainstream media … they’re going to be able to twist and turn, and clip out any little piece they want of the horrible things that these funded attorneys are going to try to say about me,” Greene continued.
Lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin objected to Florida’s electoral votes in 2017. pic.twitter.com/FsLvJLvA8v
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 13, 2021
Remember – Democrats objected to the election results in 2016 officially and during the proceedings certifying electoral votes 11 times:
- Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) objected based on “the confirmed and illegal activities engaged by the government of Russia.”
- Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) argued Florida’s electoral votes “violated Florida’s prohibition against dual officeholders.”
- Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) objected to Georgia’s vote certificate.
- Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) objected due to “the overwhelming evidence of Russian interference in our election.”
- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) suggested the election saw “massive voter suppression.”
- Rep. Raul Gonzalez (D-AZ), raised objections to the Voting Rights Bill.
- Jackson Lee tried to support Grijalva’s objection.
- Jackson Lee again chimed in objecting to South Carolina’s electoral votes.
- Barbara Lee tried again to raise objections before her microphone was cut.
- Jackson Lee tried again to object on grounds of Russian interference during the election.
- Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) begged a Senator to join her own objection after the final state’s votes had been read.
And don’t for a minute let them cast doubt that their undermining of the election results in 2016 did not lead to violence in Washington, D.C.
In large banners, the extremists carrying huge banners attacked Washington in January 2017 to stop Trump’s inauguration. #Antifa before destroying property & starting fires. The violence was cheered on by the left & police were condemned for making arrests. pic.twitter.com/51b8WFlpvr
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) January 6, 2022
They may not have swarmed the Capitol complex, but there was violence in the streets and Democrat lawmakers were most assuredly trying to “obstruct, influence, impede or delay” the certification of the presidential election, just as Republicans are accused of doing on January 6.
Republican voters could launch at most seven other lawsuits against this list of Democrats if Totenberg will allow Marjorie Taylor Greene’s case to move forward against her.