May 23, 2022

Arizona Supreme Court rules Representative Paul Gosar can remain on state ballots

The media mythmaking surrounding the incursion at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was supposed to destroy the Republican Party. However, it’s not working as well as they thought.

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) is allowed to remain on the state ballots for the midterm elections, Breitbart reported. A group sued to block Gosar’s re-election bid based on his alleged involvement in the unrest.

“Today, the Arizona Supreme Court affirmed that, in Arizona, conservatives have free speech too and cannot be punished on a trumped-up claim of ‘insurrection’ absent a criminal conviction and due process,” Alexander Kolodin, Gosar’s attorney, told the news outlet in an exclusive. “It was an honor to represent Congressman Gosar to vindicate this important principle.”

Kolodin called it an “Orwellian irony” that the group that brought the lawsuit was named “Free Speech for People.” They sought to punish Gosar for his involvement in the demonstration that would become the so-called insurrection, the Arizona Republic reported.

A Maricopa County court had thrown out the original lawsuit, thus kicking the matter up to the state’s highest court. The group contended that Gosar should be disqualified under section three of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Since the media narrative is that the unrest at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was an “insurrection,” the Civil War-era Disqualification Clause would mean Gosar couldn’t serve in government. However, Monday’s ruling closes the book on this option and will allow Gosar to proceed with his candidacy.

Gosar has been a target because of his staunch support for former President Donald Trump and has drawn the ire of Democrats before. The lawmaker was censured by Congress in November 2021 for tweeting a controversial parody video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News reported.

Democrats are having a hard time using the Jan. 6 events to their advantage despite more than a year of practice. This most recent decision further proves how far apart the myth and reality are regarding what happened that day.

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