People forget. Things get lost. Memories mesh. Today, a judge agreed that there was nothing that would make the case for Ms. Greene to be barred from seeking a second term (via Axios):
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) May 6, 2022
A judge ruled on Friday that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is qualified for reelection despite a lawsuit arguing that she should be “constitutionally disqualified from congressional office” because of her role in the Jan. 6 riot, AP reports.
Why it matters: Greene, one of the faces of the Republican party and a staunch Trump supporter, was questioned in court about the insurrection. She repeated the unfounded claim that fraud led to Trump’s loss in the 2020 election, AP writes.
But Greene also testified that she did not know about plans to violently disrupt Congress’ proceedings as they certified electoral votes.
What they’re saying: “This decision betrays the fundamental purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause and gives a pass to political violence as a tool for disrupting and overturning free and fair elections,” Free Speech for People, who represented the Georgia voters in the lawsuit, said in a statement.