Marjorie Taylor Greene Might Not Be able To Return. love, Constitutionally.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Might Not Be Able To Return. Like, Constitutionally.
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There are some things that you can’t really undo. You can’t un-ring a bell or un-throw up all over your colleagues at the mid-COVID happy hour. Buffoonery that heavy hangs around the office, no matter how much you or other people insist on forgetting it.
Which is why this may be the last time Marjorie Taylor Greene holds office:
A federal judge ruled Monday that a lawsuit aiming to disqualify GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from congressional office over her role in the January 6 Capitol insurrection can proceed, a decision that allows Georgia voters to challenge the Republican’s reelection bid under the 14th Amendment.
Ratified in the wake of the Civil War, Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution bars from public office any member of Congress who, after swearing to support the Constitution, engages in “insurrection or rebellion” or gives “aid or comfort” to insurrectionists.
The section is known as the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause.
Greene sought a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order against the lawsuit, but Judge Amy Totenberg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia-an Obama appointee-rejected the lawmaker’s request.
I am sure that this news will be a heartbreaking discovery to the Joe Biden camp, with Greene saying that he ought to be charged with treason (and executed by implication).
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: “Joe Biden could be guilty of treason. Our law says that levying war against the U.S., adhering to the enemies of the U.S., and giving aid and comfort is treason.” pic.twitter.com/zcviKMBpU9
– The Hill (@thehill) October 22, 2021
As the lawsuit will continue, I imagine that it will be some first year associate’s job to cull Twitter for things Marjorie has said in favor and against the failed coup, like so:
Marjorie Taylor Greene says “January 6th” was “upsetting” for her and claims to be “completely against” the Capitol riot. pic.twitter.com/aAh90Djcxg
– PatriotTakes (@patriottakes) December 27, 2021
It would probably be easier to tweet her directly and ask if she has any posts that could point to her innocence, but I’d imagine that they are hard for her to collect at the moment.
Judge Rules Effort to Bar Marjorie Taylor Greene From Office Over Jan. 6 Can Proceed [Common Dreams]
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