A group of voters in Georgia has filed a lawsuit to prevent GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from being able to run again, effectively ousting her from office.
According to Axios, the suit claims that Greene is “constitutionally disqualified from congressional office” for her appearance at a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, the day of the Capitol riot.
“Greene repeatedly advocated for political violence, up to and including, her encouragement of insurrectionists on January 6,” the group of voters, represented by Free Speech for People, a left-wing group, argue.
The suit claims that Greene violated the 14th Amendment, which states that no person, “who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress … shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion.”
The legal challenge, which has been filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, argues that Greene “is not qualified to seek and hold the public office.”
“This is the same evil playbook the dishonest Communist Democrats use against President Trump and his family,” Greene noted in a statement to Axios.
“I’ll never stop fighting for the good people of Northwest Georgia,” she added.
A similar lawsuit filed against Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) by voters represented by the same organization was struck down by a federal judge earlier this month. In that case, the judge ruled that the Amnesty Act of 1872, which forgave Confederates, overruled a clause in the 14th Amendment barring “insurrectionists” from Congress, according to The New York Times.
Though many media outlets have regularly accused GOP reps who attended the rally, as well as those who breached the Capitol of being involved in an “insurrection,” no one has been charged or convicted of any sedition-related offenses.