Watch: Marjorie Taylor Greene Fights Back As Dems Threaten Her Chance To Run Again
Georgia Rep Marjory Taylor Greene didn't instruct anyone to hold a protest inside the Capitol building on January 6th and has condemned any violence that broke out that day. In fact, as far as I know, Greene hasn't been charged with inciting the protest. So why does she now face a lawsuit that's seeking to block her from ever running for office again based on those grounds?
What's even crazier is that the group who launched the lawsuit has nothing to do with Georgia, Washington D.C., or anything remotely in relation to January 6th.
The suit was filed on "behalf of Georgia voters" by Texas-based advocacy group Free Speech for People and alleges Greene’s remarks supporting Jan. 6 rioters and appearing to encourage political violence to violate the 14th Amendment, which bans those who have engaged in an “insurrection” from serving in Congress.
"It is not [democracy], Tucker, that is the thing. These people hate the people in my district so much," Greene said while speaking on the topic.
"They look down on them because they voted for me and sent me to Washington to fight for the things that most Americans care about, like secure borders, stopping abortion, protecting our Second Amendment, stopping the out-of-control spending in Washington, stop funding never-ending foreign wars."
She continued: "Now the progressives, the people that donate, the dark money groups, the 501(c)(3)s and the foundations, they have hired some attorneys from New York who hate the people in my district and don't believe they should have the right to elect who they want to send to Washington, which is me.
"Now they have filed a lawsuit because they are trying to rip my name off the ballot and steal my district's ability to re-elect me and send me back to Congress."
Greene: I have to go to court on Friday and actually be questioned.. pic.twitter.com/vU1IePge3X
— Acyn (@Acyn) April 19, 2022
The Georgia representative also hinted at how she may retaliate against these actions. She said there would also be Republican voters who will be unhappy with Democrat representatives and may also seek legal action and I think she might be right. Georgia has their own advocacy group and is more than capable of deciding who they want to vote for. So why is this Texas foundation so invested in Georgia politics? Why would they try to take away from Georgia voters?