(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) District Court Judge Amy Totenberg, an Obama appointee, may let Georgia voters proceed in their challenge to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the ballot, CNN reported.
The plaintiffs argued the case under the US Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which prevents those who are or have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” from holding office.
They claimed that Greene gave “aid or comfort to the enemies” of the United States by supporting the Jan. 6 protest and by fighting for rights of political prisoners, who are still being held on minor charges, including trespassing and obstructing Congress.
Totenberg said she has “significant questions and concerns” about the ruling that allowed Cawthorn to run for reelection in North Carolina.
Cawthorn said he cannot be disqualified from office because the federal government has not charged anyone who attended the Jan. 6 protest with insurrection or treason, despite the media’s dishonest rhetoric.
Greene said she has “never encouraged political violence and never will,” and her lawyers said that the First Amendment protects her right to run for office.
👇FULL video of what I said about Jan. 6.
Every week the press asks Republicans divisive questions about each other like this, trying to get me to say something bad or criticize @GOPLeader.
Then only report a twisted sound bite of our words.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 10, 2022
She condemned the Jan. 6 protest but defended the prisoners.
“They are sick and tired of January 6th. It’s over, okay? It was a riot. It was horrible. I hated it. I was shocked. It was a terrible experience,” she said.
“People are rotting in jail pre-trial because they’ve been arrested for it. Why don’t you go to the jail and visit those people? Everyone’s being prosecuted that should be prosecuted.”