Posted 53 days ago
A Georgia judge greenlighted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) re-election campaign on Friday after a legal advocacy group made a Constitutional challenge to her candidacy.
The final decision on whether Greene’s name is on the ballot in November or not rests with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, according to the Associated Press. Greene testified in a Georgia courtroom last month after Free Speech for People (FSFP), a legal advocacy group, claimed that the Georgia representative should be barred from holding public office for allegedly aiding “insurrectionists” in Washington, D. C., on January 6, 2021.
FSFP has brought legal challenges against several other Republican lawmakers as well, though Greene’s is the only one to make to a court hearing, so far. Democrats in Washington have watched Greene’s case develop as they lead a Congressional investigation into January 6. The House committee probing last year’s riot plans to release a preliminary report on its findings this summer, ahead of midterm elections.
FSFP partnered with Our Revolution, an organization founded by Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), to challenge several GOP lawmakers’ authority to run for office under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, a law originally adopted to keep Confederate officials and their supporters from holding public office following the Civil War. The section says:
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