Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is set to testify in court Friday about the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot, becoming the first member of Congress to do so.
Five voters in Georgia’s Republican district are trying to bar Greene from running for re-election over her alleged role in the attack on the Capitol, citing social media posts she made before the riot.
Earlier this week, a federal judge allowed voters to challenge the law. Judge Charles Beaudrot will preside over Friday’s hearing, which was scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., according to ABC News.
The challenge focuses on a provision of the 14th Amendment known as the “disqualification clause,” which barred any person from holding future office because he “was involved in, or offered aid or consolation to, the enemies of any insurrection or rebellion against the same.” Has”.
Mike Rasbury, one of the challengers, said Green “sworn an oath of office to protect democracy from all enemies at home and abroad… However, she recklessly took that oath infrared and is being disqualified for her role in the January 6 riot.” Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution constitutes the exercise of future public office,” the outlet said in a statement.
Greene has repeatedly denied any involvement in the Jan. 6 riots, telling Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson that she is “being questioned about something I have never been charged with and have been absolutely against.”
After Friday’s hearing, the judge will recommend whether Greene should remain on the ballot for the Georgia primary — voting begins May 2 — and the final decision will be made by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
The official day of primary school is scheduled for May 17th.
If Raffensperger decides that Greene should not appear on the ballot, the staunch Conservative can appeal the decision.
“All I did was what I am legally and constitutionally allowed to do as a member of Congress, and that was I protested Joe Biden’s Electoral College votes from some states,” Greene told Tuesday WTVC, an affiliate of ABC News, called the challenge a “scam”.
The Republican also claimed she was a “victim” on the day of the riots.
Just minutes before Friday’s hearing began, Greene took to Twitter and urged Republicans to “protect the integrity of the election.”
“Republicans must protect the integrity of the election. It’s one of the most important issues in our country,” she said wrote. “If people lose their right to vote and their freedom to elect their representatives, our country is lost. Only the people have the right to decide who to send to Congress.”
Similar challenges were leveled at other Republican members of Congress, including Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, and North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn.
https://nypost.com/2022/04/22/rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-to-testify-on-jan-6-capitol-riot/ Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is scheduled to testify on January 6 in the Capitol riots