The left has been attempting to milk the events of January 6, 2021, for more than a year for political gain. Perhaps there are signs that the source has finally run dry.
State Rep. Mark Finchem and U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) will remain on the ballot for re-election following the ruling of Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury, Breitbart reported. A group of citizens had brought the lawsuit claiming for their involvement in the Jan. 6 “insurrection.”
Coury ruled that the lawsuit was invalid because private citizens have no standing to sue to remove candidates from the ballot. Instead, that issue would have to be raised by the state’s attorney general.
The lawsuit had hinged on a challenge using a post-Civil War provision in the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “Congress has not created a private right of action to allow a citizen to enforce the Disqualification Cause by having a person declared to be ‘not qualified’ to hold public office,” the judge said in his ruling.
Coury further said that the point “was to create a disability, to be removed in proper cases by a two-thirds vote, and to be made operative in other cases by the legislation of congress in its ordinary course.” However, this decision will most certainly be appealed by those intent on keeping Finchem, Biggs, and Gosar off the ballot.
The Arizona lawmakers and other prominent GOP politicians have been caught up in the Jan. 6 incident, Fox News reported. Initially, it began as the Stop the Steal rally to demonstrate against perceived fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
As the day went on, a group of supporters of former President Donald Trump breached the Capitol as part of their protest. The extent to which lawmaker was directly involved in those events has been under dispute, but Democrats see this as a winning issue for them.
The left will keep harping on Jan. 6 because they have nothing else to offer the American people. The extent to which it matters who was involved will now be up to voters.