A group of Georgia voters filed a lawsuit Thursday attempting to keep Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off the November ballot over her alleged role in the January 6 Capitol attack.
The complaint charges that Greene ‘voluntarily aided and engaged in an insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of presidential power, disqualifying her from serving as a Member of Congress.’
The legal filing points to section three of the 14th Amendment that says no Member of Congress, who has taken the oath of office, ‘shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion’ against the United States.
The Constitution’s definition of engagement is broad in that an individual merely has to voluntarily ‘assist’ the insurrection.
‘Planning or helping plan an insurrection or rebellion satisfies that definition,’ the complaint says. As does ‘planning a demonstration or march upon a government building,’ that the individual – in this case, Greene – could result in an insurrection, the filing arges.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wears a ‘Stop the Steal’ mask outside the U.S. Capitol Building two days before January 6. A group of Georgia voters filed a lawsuit Thursday attempting to keep her off the November ballot over her alleged role in the January 6 Capitol attack
The legal filing points to section three of the 14th Amendment that says no Member of Congress, who has taken the oath of office, ‘shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion’ against the United States. Pictured: Trump supporters attacking the U.S. Capitol on January 6
The lawsuit points to comments Greene made on Newsmax on January 5 (pictured) when she said, ‘This is our 1776 moment,’ referring to the year the U.S. declared independence from Britain, igniting the Revolutionary War
The documents point to a comment Greene made on Newsmax TV on January 5.
‘This is our 1776 moment,’ she proclaimed, saying she was echoing what had been said at a meeting with other GOP lawmakers.
The United States declared independence from Britain on July 4, 1776, igniting the Revolutionary War.
In the same appearance, Greene applauded then Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler for signaling that she would contest some of the Electoral College votes on January 6, when Congress was meeting to certify the win of now President Joe Biden.
‘Furthermore, the planners of the January 6 demonstration report that she met with them beforehand,’ the complaint says. ‘The stated goal of the organizers was to pressure Vice President Pence into disregarding the electoral votes from several states and declaring Trump the winner of the 2020 election.’
‘The likelihood of violence during the implementation of this plan was plain to bystanders and probably more so to those intimately involved,’ it adds.
The lawsuit was filed by Free Speech For People, the law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel LLP and Georgia-based civil rights lawyer Bryan L. Sells.
Free Speech For People was also part of a similar lawsuit filed by 11 North Carolina voters hoping to keep Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn off the midterm ballot for similar reasons.
A federal judge blocked that lawsuit earlier this month.
‘A judge has already thrown out the exact same lawsuit against Madison Cawthorne filed by the same dishonest lawyers,’ Greene told DailyMail.com via a statement from her political campaign.
‘This is the same evil playbook the dishonest Communist Democrats use against President Trump and his family. Now they are using it on me, because they know I’m effective and will not bow to the DC machine responsible for $30 TRILLION in debt, a national security crisis at the border, and out of control skyrocketing inflation, gas prices, and crime. I’ll never stop fighting for the good people of Northwest Georgia,’ the lawmaker continued.
‘As I’ve said many times before, I’m vehemently opposed to all forms of political violence including Black Lives Matter terror attacks that were funded by Kamala Harris and Ilhan Omar on the Democrat fundraising platform, ActBlue. I’ve never encouraged political violence and never will,’ she added.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said people in Washington, D.C. don’t understand how she speaks because they live in a bubble
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (right) and Laruen Boebert (left) shouted at President Joe Biden during his March 1 State of the Union address
On Wednesday she was quoted in The Washington Times saying that people in Washington, D.C.don’t understand how she speaks because they live in a bubble.
‘They are disconnected from real Americans, and that is their problem, not mine,’ the Georgia Republican said. ‘I believe and share the same thoughts and feelings of the people in our district.’
In her nearly 15 months in Congress, Greene has stood out because she’s dabbled in conspiracy theories, gotten into arguments with her peers in the hallways and shouted down President Joe Biden during this month’s State of the Union address.
Her refusal to wear a face mask on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic amounted to her being charged more than $100,000 in fines – being taken out of her $174,000 annual salary.
She protested COVID-19 restrictions for months.
Greene told The Times that her constituents and other like-minded voters are ‘offended’ and ‘upset’ with ‘Washington basically lecturing and looking down on the rest of America.’
‘I believe our federal government is a complete failure,’ she added.
This week Greene turned heads when she said the Ukrainian invasion was thanks to the country ‘poking the bear, which is Russia.’
‘And this is a hard truth to accept – there is no win for Ukraine here,’ Greene told BKP Politics host Brian K. Pritchard in an interview posted online Tuesday.
While Greene swore she was no Putin sympathizer, she suggested Ukraine’s ability to hold off Russian troops has been overestimated in the mainstream press.
‘Russia is being very successful in their invasion, even though we hear different things on television,’ she said. ‘The things that we see and we know that are actually happening there – I don’t see a way out for Ukraine.’
She also floated that Biden kept American troops sidelined because the destruction of Ukraine would also spell doom for any evidence of wrongdoing when it came to son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in the country – which Republicans have also linked to the president.
‘It’s actually mind-blowing to watch with a war unfolding in Ukraine, which is so tragic for the Ukrainian people. The people are always the ones who suffer, but Joe Biden is completely staying out of the way,’ Greene said.
‘And it’s only – it’s the optimal situation for him because any type of evidence is going to be completely destroyed if it hasn’t already in Ukraine as Putin and his Russian military invade and complete their takeover of Ukraine,’ she added, calling Biden ‘compromised.’
Biden has said no American troops would fight Russians in Ukraine because that would turn into ‘World War III.’
Greene also pushed a narrative coming from the Kremlin – that Ukraine’s forces are filled with Nazis.
‘But the other thing that the media doesn’t do and they’re very complicit in doing is they don’t tell the truth – they should be talking about the neo-Nazi militia groups that are very much intigrated in Ukraine’s national guard and their military,’ she said.
‘This comes after Democrats have called Republicans Nazis for five to six years now and after they called Trump “Hitler,’ which is the most insulting, horrific name you could ever give to anyone. And Republicans certainly aren’t Nazis,’ Greene continued.
‘But it’s shocking to me that Congress is so willing to funnel $14 billion in military equipment over and over again into Ukraine and you have to ask, is this money and is this United States military equipment falling in the hands of Nazis in Ukraine?’ she mused.
Greene was likely speaking of the Azov, a military infantry group with far-right members active in Ukraine since the 2014 annexation of Crimea, but was also lending credence to Putin’s narrative that Russia invaded Ukraine in an effort to ‘denazify’ the country.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky is Jewish.
Greene also told Pritchard ‘there are bio-labs in Ukraine.’
Russia has also been pushing that the war was justified because the U.S. has laboratories all over Ukraine secretly developing biological weapons.
The Pentagon has said it invested $200 million in Ukraine since 2005 as part of its Biological Threat Reduction Program, to lock down unsecured biological materials after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Greene introduced a bill earlier this week that would ban funding for so-called ‘bioweapons.’
Talking party politics, Greene said she often went after members of her own party, saying that they needed to ‘have a plan in place that will save America and stop our country from rapidly descending into – I used to say socialism, now I call it communism,’ she said.
She said even more ‘terrifying’ was the concept of ‘globalism.’
‘With Biden literally calling yesterday for a “New World Order,” after the pandemic and the war that we’re seeing potentially turn into World War III in Ukraine,’ she noted.
Greene and several other right-wing lawmakers called out Biden for using the phrase Monday, as conspiracy theorists have used ‘New World Order’ for years to describe a plot by elites to form a massive global ‘shadow government.’