Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene got bad news when a judge ruled that a lawsuit, pushed by Democrats, trying to remove the outspoken Republican from the ballot for her reelection can proceed.
The lawsuit seeks to block MTG from seeking reelection under the allegation that she is unfit for office because some of her supporters may have participated in the Jan 6 insurrection.
This legal challenge was filed with the Georgia Secretary of State by a group of voters who claim Greene had actually violated a provision in the US Constitution that was passed well after the Civil War. It goes by the name of “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause.”
In a legal challenge filed with the Georgia Secretary of State, a group of voters claimed Greene violated a provision of the U.S. Constitution passed after the U.S. Civil War known as the “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause.”
Greene wanted an injunction against the lawsuit, saying it wouldn’t be resolved in time for the primary elections of Georgia which will be on May 24. The judge disagreed and said the lawsuit should proceed.
As stated by US News: “Judge Amy Totenberg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia wrote in a 73-page ruling on the injunction that the court focused on whether Greene could “establish a strong likelihood of prevailing on the merits of her legal claims.” Greene had failed “to establish a substantial likelihood of success on the merits,” Totenberg wrote.”
Greene is now responsible for her defense in the lawsuit and it remains unclear which direction this will go and if it could possibly knock her out of reelection.