A Georgia judge ruled on Friday that Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) is qualified to run for reelection after a liberal organization has filed a lawsuit seeking to ban Rep. Greene from seeking re-election.
State Judge Charles Beaudrot dismissed the lawsuit saying the “challengers have produced insufficient evidence to show that Rep. Greene ‘engaged’ in that insurrection after she took the oath of office on January 3, 2021.”
“The burden of proof in this matter is on Challengers. Challengers have failed to prove their case by a preponderance of the evidence. The evidence in this matter is insufficient to establish that Rep. Greene, having “previously taken an oath as a member of Congress . . . to support the Constitution of the United States . . . engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or [gave] aid or comfort to the enemies thereof” under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Therefore, the Court holds that Respondent is qualified to be a candidate for Representative for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District,” Judge Beaudrot said in a 19-page recommendation.
“The recommendation will now be taken up by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican. It’s possible, but highly unlikely, that Raffensperger would overrule the judge’s recommendation and disqualify Greene on his own. The anti-Greene challengers can still appeal Raffensperger’s decision in state courts,” CNN reported.
As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, the organization representing a group of Georgia Democrats, claims that Greene violated a provision of the U.S. Constitution known as the “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause.”
In their legal challenge filed with the Georgia Secretary of State last March, the organization cites a Civil War-era clause that prohibits politicians from running for Congress if they have engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” against the United States, or “given aid or comfort” to the nation’s enemies.
The organization, led by Marc Elias, the Democrat lawyer behind the Trump-Russia hoax, is basing their far-fetched claim on Greene “downplaying” the protest at the Capitol on January 6.
“After taking the oath to defend and protect the Constitution, before, on, and after Jan. 6, 2021, Greene voluntarily aided and engaged in an insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of presidential power,” the lawsuit states.
In April, Greene testified for about three hours. Plaintiff’s attorneys did not show any evidence to make their fraudulent case against Greene.
The plaintiffs’ attorneys played a video clip of Greene on January 5, 2021, calling the GOP effort to challenge Biden electors at the joint session of Congress the following day on January 6 to count Electoral College votes a “1776 moment.”
Greene’s pointing out 1776 on the state seal drew laughter and an apparent facepalm from the judge.
When the petitioner tries to get MTG to say that her use of “1776” was a call for violence, she points out that 1776 is on the Georgia state seal:
“I don’t know if you’ve noticed our state seal here in Georgia, but as you can see we enjoy our history and are proud of our freedom pic.twitter.com/fYDW6q7Iig
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 22, 2022
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