Democrats once again have failed in their attempt to use a Civil War-era provision that those who took part in the Confederacy could not later return to Congress against a sitting member of Congress.
The Washington Examiner explained that Judge Charles Beaudrot, from Georgia’s office of State Administrative Hearings, has recommended to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that a claim of “insurrection” against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, R-Ga., be dropped.
Raffensperger will make the final decision regarding Greene, who is very popular in her conservative northwest Georgia district, and is just as unpopular in Washington for her blunt, brash and direct way of calling out hypocrisy there.
Democrats wanted her removed from the ballot because she repeatedly has raised questions about the validity and accuracy of the 2020 election, which also was the focus of many who took part in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Democrats already have filed multiple lawsuits against Republicans claiming that they are barred from the ballot because they took part in an “insurrection.”
However, the claim of “insurrection” comes only for their own talking points, and legal experts say for the provision to apply there would have to be an adjudication of “insurrectionist,” which is far from likely.
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A group of Democrats from Greene’s district claimed that she was involved in the riot, so therefore she is an “insurrectionist,” so therefore she cannot run for office again, under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.
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WND previously reported that Greene, at one point, suggested that if Democrats were going to court to claim she was unqualified for the ballot, she could perhaps persuade some Republicans to make similar charges against Democrats.
In an appearance with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, she said, “These people hate the people in my district so much, 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 and stop funding never ending foreign wars and the insanity that takes place in Washington.”
She continued, “Well, I went there and I have been fighting it, and now the progressives, the people who donate money to dark money groups, you know the 501(c)(3)s and the foundations, they’ve hired up 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.
“I have overwhelming support in my district and I’m so thankful for all of them,” she said. “Well, now they’ve filed a lawsuit because they’re trying to rip my name off of the ballot and steal my district’s ability to reelect me and send me back to Congress.”
She continued, “You know, there’s something that I have learned and I think that this is really important, you know if you can challenge any representative’s candidacy or elected office holder, then I bet you we could round up some Republican voters who didn’t like Kamala Harris funding rioters, criminal rioters out of jail or Ilhan Omar or Cori Bush or Maxine Waters inciting riots.”
Analysts have called the claims against Greene mostly “frivolous.”
It’s not the only case launched by Democrats in a “lawfare” campaign to take down Republicans.