Georgia officials rule that Marjorie Taylor Greene can remain on the ballot : NPR


U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene prepares to testify on April 22 in Atlanta.

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene prepares to testify on April 22 in Atlanta.

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Officers in Georgia have dominated that Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ought to stay on the poll for reelection, after a bunch of voters and a supporting authorized group filed a proper problem to her candidacy for her function within the Capitol riot.

On Friday, a state administrative decide stated that the legal professionals difficult Greene’s run did not show that she engaged in revolt on Jan. 6, 2021.

The plaintiffs had requested the state to disqualify Greene, citing a provision within the Structure that forbids members of Congress who assist an revolt from serving in workplace.

In a while Friday, Georgia’s secretary of state, Republican Brad Raffensperger, who had remaining say, announced that he would observe the decide’s suggestion.

“The proof on this matter is inadequate to determine that Rep. Greene … ‘engaged in revolt or revolt’ underneath the 14th Modification to the Structure,” Choose Charles Beaudrot wrote in his ruling. “Due to this fact, the Court docket holds that Respondent is certified to be a candidate for Consultant for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.”

The plaintiffs might attempt to attraction the choice.

In a tweet after Beaudrot’s ruling, Greene wrote: “ACQUITTED.”

Greene testified under oath last month, answering a slew of questions in regards to the days main as much as Jan. 6 with “I do not recall” or “I do not bear in mind.”

In a single occasion, requested by the plaintiffs’ legal professionals whether or not she spoke with then-President Donald Trump, White Home employees or different members of Congress about activating martial legislation, Greene testified that she couldn’t bear in mind.

Days later, CNN reported on a trove of textual content messages purportedly from then-White Home Chief of Workers Mark Meadows. They included a textual content from Greene, who wrote that some members of Congress had raised invoking martial legislation.

Whereas on the witness stand, the congresswoman reiterated baseless claims about election fraud, and repeatedly stated that her charged rhetoric forward of Jan. 6 referred to difficult the electoral depend, not a name for violence.


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