(RightIsRight.co) – The libs were chomping at the bit on Friday as United States Congresswoman Marjorie Tylor Greene (R-GA) was ordered to testify in a case brought by a group of leftists who are trying to knock her off the ballot as she seeks reelection to what would be her second term in office representing her district in Georgia.
How did Greene end up on the witness stand?
A federal judge has allowed a group of Georgia voters to continue with legal efforts to disqualify Greene’s bid for reelection. This, the voters claim in their legal filings, is due to what they believe is Green’s involvement in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Greene, a popular Republican, is accused of helping to facilitate the January 6, 2021, protest that disrupted Congress’s certification of Joe Biden’s election. According to the challenge, this violates a seldom-cited provision in the 14th Amendment and renders Greene ineligible for reelection.
That portion of the amendment states no one can serve 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.”
The amendment was enacted shortly after the Civil War and was intended to keep representatives who had fought for the Confederacy from being allowed back in Congress.
Greene is fighting an uphill battle against a federal judge appointed by Barack Obama.
Greene filed an earlier lawsuit asking for a judge’s declaration that the law used by the voters to challenge her eligibility was unconstitutional. Greene also asked the judge to stop state officials from enforcing the law.
In a 73-page ruling, Judge Amy Totenberg denied Greene’s request for a temporary restraining and preliminary injunction.
Totenberg was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Georgia and stated that Greene failed to fulfill the “burden of convincing” in her request for injunctive relief.
The battle will continue this week as Greene fights for her political life.
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