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Marjorie Taylor Greene testifies at reelection disqualification hearing

Marjorie Taylor Greene
Posted at 7:49 AM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 13:55:37-04

ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene appeared Friday at a hearing in Atlanta in a challenge filed by voters who say she shouldn’t be allowed to run for reelection.

The challenge says the Republican congresswoman is ineligible to run under a provision of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

It alleges that she aided and engaged in an insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of power on January 6, 2021.

It was filed last month with the Georgia secretary of state’s office by five voters who live in Greene’s congressional district.

Many of Greene’s constituents have said she aided the insurrection by promoting misinformation on social media, including false information about voter fraud and videos speaking up against a peaceful transfer of power.

She is also accused of coordinating with protesters.

As required by law, the secretary of state asked an administrative law judge to hold a hearing on the complaint.

The judge will issue a recommendation to Georgia’s secretary of state on whether Greene should be disqualified from reelection.

On Friday, she told a judge she does not support violence of any kind.

Greene said that if anything, she asked people to come to a "peaceful march" on January 6, 2021.

The representative of Georgia was also asked if she had planned to go to the Capitol that day, she said she had no recollection of that day.

Her attorneys argued that her rhetoric is protected political speech and that she did not participate in the 2021 attacks. Instead, they argue, she was a victim.

The hearing makes Greene the first lawmaker to testify under oath regarding the Capitol attack.