US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a state law that some voters are using to challenge her ability to run for reelection.
The challenge was filed last month with the Georgia secretary of state’s office.
According to ABC News, the challenge alleges that Greene was involved in the January 6th riot at the Capital in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. That would violate a provision of the14th Amendment, making her ineligible to run for reelection.
However, Greene has asked the judge to declare the law that the voters are using unconstitutional and prohibit state officials from enforcing it.
The Georgia law in question says that any voter who is eligible to vote may challenge a candidate’s qualifications by filing a written complaint. The complaint must be submitted within two weeks after the deadline for qualifying.
The provision of the 14th Amendment also being cited states that 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.”
Once a complaint is filed, the candidate must be notified by the secretary of state and request a hearing before an administrative law judge, who will determine if the candidate is qualified. Greene “vigorously denies that she aided and engaged in insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer to presidential power,” the lawsuit says.
Voters supported by Free Speech for People filed a similar challenge against US Representative Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), which has since been blocked by a federal judge.
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