Bipartisan interest group believes ‘insurrectionist’ Marjorie Taylor Greene is 'ineligible' for reelection

Bipartisan interest group believes ‘insurrectionist’ Marjorie Taylor Greene is 'ineligible' for reelection

Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has not only promoted the Big Lie and falsely claimed that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump — she has also described the January 6, 2021 insurrection as “our 1776 moment,” praised the Capitol rioters as “patriots” and described the ones facing federal criminal charges as “political prisoners.” And because of those activities, a bipartisan nonprofit group called Free Speech for People is asking Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to disqualify Greene from seeking reelection in the 2022 midterms.

On Thursday, March 24, HuffPost’s Mary Papenfuss reports, the group filed a complaint arguing that under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Greene is “ineligible” to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 14th Amendment states that no one who has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” can hold public office in the United States, and Free Speech for People’s complaint stresses that Greene “voluntarily aided and engaged in insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of presidential power.”

In North Carolina, Free Speech for People made a similar complaint against another far-right MAGA Republican who serves in the U.S. House of Representatives: Rep. Madison Cawthorn. Although a federal judge blocked that challenge on March 4, Free Speech for People has appealed that decision.

Cawthorn, like Greene, has falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump through widespread voter fraud—a claim that has been repeatedly debunked. Bipartisan vote recounts in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia and other key swing states confirmed that now-President Joe Biden won the presidential election in 2020, when he picked up 306 electoral votes and defeated Trump by more than 7 million in the popular vote.

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