May 24, 2022

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s suit was thrown out of court

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has been released from the cloud of suspicion after a Georgia judge rejected a suit filed by five voters in her state, saying she was ineligible to run for re-election. 

According to a report by The Daily Caller, the suit, filed against her chances of running in November for another term, was due to her engagement in the Jan. 6 2021 Capitol Hill riots that are being painted as a crime that makes representatives ineligible for office.

“Free Speech for People, a left-wing advocacy group, filed a lawsuit on behalf of five Georgia voters in March. They claimed that a provision of the 14th Amendment intended to prevent members of the Confederacy from holding elected office also applied to Greene, based on reports that she was involved with the planning of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot,” the Daily Caller reported.

The administrative Law Judge Charles Beaudrot ruled on Friday that Free Speech for People failed to prove Greene’s involvement in the riot.

“Whatever the exact parameters of the meaning of ‘engage’ as used in the 14th Amendment, and assuming for these purposes that the Invasion was an insurrection, 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,” he wrote, according to the Associated Press.

Greene requested an injunction to prevent the case from going to trial while in federal court, but the judge rejected her motion, and Greene testified that she never called for violence.

“Democrats have seen how hard I fight for America First values with Republicans in the minority, so they are absolutely terrified to see me with the power of the majority,” Greene said in a statement Friday afternoon. “I applaud Judge Charles Beaudrot on his correct ruling and look forward to winning big on May 24th,” she added.

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