Marjorie Taylor Greene has been caught up in a ridiculous sideshow the last few months, with liberal activists suing to try to get her removed from the ballot before November’s election.
According to their arguments, Greene is ineligible to run because she helped foment an “insurrection” on January 6th. The evidence provided? Clips from the movie “Independence Day” — and the fact that she used the term “1776.” That and a text message in which she pointedly does not call for martial law.
The scenes from the courtroom were hilarious, if not grating, with Greene having to answer questions about alien invasions and QAnon. Now, a decision has been made, and the Georgia Congresswoman has been ruled eligible to run for reelection.
A judge in Georgia has found that U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene can run for reelection, rejecting arguments from a group of voters who had challenged her eligibility over allegations that she engaged in insurrection. https://t.co/PCLQTGXBsR
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 6, 2022
That this moronic exercise even made it this far is a blight on our system. While the judge ultimately made the correct decision, there was no reason for him to allow this carnival to happen in the first place. Similar lawsuits were thrown out against other Republicans because they clearly lacked merit.
It is not an “insurrection” to discuss legal avenues to challenge an election. It is also not an “insurrection” for a congressional member to object to the certification of said election. If it were, multiple Democrats would be in jail and would have been barred from the ballot following the 2004 and 2016 elections. Greene’s detractors are perfectly welcome to criticize her attitude about the 2020 election. That does not make it illegal or dispositive that she committed “insurrection” and is therefore constitutionally disqualified.
While the left constantly cries wolf about the downfall of our “democracy,” do you know what is an actual threat to our “democracy”? Democrat Party hacks trying to kick Republicans off of ballots because they got their feelings hurt and can’t win elections fair and square. These ploys are a direct attempt to influence the coming election and overturn the results by default. If Georgians in Greene’s district don’t want her to represent them, they can vote her out of office.
The point is that it’s their choice, not the choice of some far-left funded beltway lawyers acting on behalf of Democrats. Greene’s victory here is important because it hopefully puts a stop to this lunacy going forward.