Marjorie Taylor Greene Thrown Off Ballot?

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)

( – A ruling by a federal judge on Monday allowed Georgia voters to proceed with their legal attempts this week to disqualify U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from being able to run for re-election. The reason for the voters’ legal action is that they believe Greene participated in what they believe was an attempted insurrection on January 6th, 2021, at the United States Capitol Complex in Washington, DC.

The challenge was initially filed last month when the Georgia secretary of state’s office alleged that Greene assisted in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

That incident disrupted the certification by the United States Congress of Joe Biden’s presidential election. According to the filing, Greene’s participation makes her ineligible to run for re-election because of a provision of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.

The amendment states that those “who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress … to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same” cannot serve in Congress. This portion of the amendment was initially intended to block the Confederacy from joining Congress again after the Civil war.

Greene herself filed a lawsuit claiming that the law used by voters is unconstitutional and state officials should be prohibited from using it.

Judge Amy Totenberg, in her ruling, denied the preliminary injunction request that Greene had put through.

According to Georgia law, any voter can challenge a candidate’s qualification for running. To do so, they need to file a written complaint. Afterward, there is a hearing, where the findings are presented and a decision is made on whether the candidate is qualified to run.

In her lawsuit, Greene stated that she vigorously denies that she aided and engaged in insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of presidential power.