Another attempt by the political left to eradicate their opposition ahead of the midterm elections just failed.
The Daily Caller reports that a judge has thrown out a lawsuit in which a left-wing advocacy group tried to prevent Rep. Marjorie Taylor Geene (R-GA) from running for reelection.
It was brought in March by Free Speech for People. The leftist group brought the lawsuit on behalf of five Georgia voters.
In the lawsuit, the group invokes the 14th Amendment, which, in the relevant part, states:
No person shall be a . . . Representative in Congress . . . 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, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
You already know where this is going. Free Speech for People claimed that Greene ought to be prevented from running for reelection because of her involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protest.
Greene responded to the lawsuit by filing a motion to try to prevent the case from going to trial. That motion failed.
The trial did take place, and Greene ended up testifying.
Throughout questioning, Greene maintained that, concerning Jan. 6, 2021, she never called for violence. Greene also maintained that she was not calling for a revelation when she made references to the year 1776.
The Georgia judge who tossed the Free Speech for People’s lawsuit is Charles Beaudrot. He, in short, found that there was “insufficient evidence” that Greene engaged in an insurrection after she took her oath of office.
“Whatever the exact parameters of the meaning of ‘engage’ as used in the 14th Amendment, and assuming for these purposes that the Invasion was an insurrection, Challengers have produced insufficient evidence to show that Rep. Greene ‘engaged’ in that insurrection after she took the oath of office on January 3, 2021,” Beaudrot wrote.
Another failure for the Dems
We have now seen several attempts from Democrats across the country to try to use the events of Jan. 6, 2021, to eliminate their political opposition ahead of the midterms. The good news is that, thus far, these attempts have been failing.
Greene, following the decision, put out a statement, saying, “Democrats have seen how hard I fight for America First values with Republicans in the minority, so they are absolutely terrified to see me with the power of the majority. I applaud Judge Charles Beaudrot on his correct ruling and look forward to winning big on May 24th.”