US judge rules Marjorie Taylor Greene can seek re-election

  

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Via:  hallux  •  2 weeks ago  •  13 comments

By:   REUTERS

US judge rules Marjorie Taylor Greene can seek re-election

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US Representative   Marjorie Taylor Greene   should be allowed to run for re-election, a United States judge has ruled, rejecting arguments by a group of Georgia voters that her comments about the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol made her unfit for federal office.

Friday’s ruling by Charles Beaudrot Jr, an administrative law judge in Atlanta, is only a recommendation.

Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, will make the final determination whether Greene, also a Republican, is qualified   to run for re-election .

Greene,   a prominent supporter   of former President Donald Trump who represents   a Georgia district   in the US House of Representatives, is seeking re-election this year.


The Republican primary is scheduled on May 24 and the general election on November 8.

Greene, in comments to the media, has played down and justified last year’s US Capitol assault by   Trump supporters   in their failed bid to block congressional certification of President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.

A Greene spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the judge’s ruling.

In a novel legal challenge, a group of Georgia voters accused Greene of violating a US Constitution provision called the “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause” by supporting an incendiary rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol.


The constitutional clause, added after the US Civil War of the 1860s, bans politicians from running for Congress if they have engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” or “given aid or comfort” to the nation’s enemies.

In his ruling, Beaudrot wrote: “The Court concludes that the evidence in this matter is insufficient to establish that Rep. Greene, having previously taken an oath as a member of Congress … to support the Constitution of the United States … engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or [gave] aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

At the rally just before the January 6 riot, Trump   told his supporters   to march to the Capitol and “fight like hell”, repeating his false claims that the election was stolen through widespread voter fraud.

The Trump supporters attacked police, ransacked parts of the Capitol and sent lawmakers into hiding for their own safety.


“I was asking people to come for a peaceful march, which everyone is entitled to do,” Greene told the judge at an April hearing on the effort to block her from the ballot. “I was not asking them to actively engage in violence.”


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Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1  seeder  Hallux    2 weeks ago

As the poster dildo for all that is inane about the modern republican party, I applaud this decision to keep delusion derangement dominate.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @1    2 weeks ago

with any luck, she'll be back at her crossfit gym giving bj's in the back office this time next year...

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
2  magicschoolbusdropout    2 weeks ago

“The Court concludes that the evidence in this matter is insufficient to establish that Rep. Greene, having previously taken an oath as a member of Congress … to support the Constitution of the United States … engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or [gave] aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”

Nuff Said !

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @2    2 weeks ago

As the seeder, that is my decision.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Hallux @2.1    2 weeks ago
As the seeder, that is my decision.

So as the seeder you can overrule a judge in a legal matter?  

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3  Kavika     2 weeks ago

This is great now we'll have months if not years more of incomprehensible quotes. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
3.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

Kind of how many Americans feel about listening to the Squad for the same amount of time, but fair is fair.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

Where did that judge get his appointment anyway, out of a box of cracker jack?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Expert
4.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4    2 weeks ago

JD, cum laude, Harvard University

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
4.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.1    2 weeks ago

Yep, a box of Cracker Jacks or perhaps a box of Fruit-loops. 

Saul Good man.....

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Expert
4.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

Better call Saul...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
4.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.1    2 weeks ago

I said appointment, not his degree.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

This decision is not a surprise.  Based on the evidence that I read was presented, I thought it was a long-shot.  If they had provided evidence that she was more intimately involved in the planning and activities around the insurrection, the plaintiffs might have had a better case.  

Given that she will undoubtedly continue to make headlines, she will be a great fund raiser... for the Democrats!

 
 

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