For a second time, a judge has dealt a defeat to liberals seeking to keep Republicans off the fall ballot because of the Jan. 6, 2021 riot.
According to The Washington Times, a state judge ruled that liberal critics of Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene failed to make the case that she should be booted because of her alleged support for the rioters.
“Challengers have failed to prove their case by a preponderance of evidence,” Administrative Law Judge Charles Beaudrot ruled in a Friday decision.
“The evidence in this matter is insufficient to establish that Rep. Greene, having ‘previously taken an oath as a member of Congress … to support the Constitution of the United States … engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or [gave] aid or comfort to the enemies thereof’ under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.”
“Therefore, the Court holds that Respondent is qualified to be a candidate for Representative for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District,” Beaudrot added.
The Times reported that Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger affirmed the judge’s decision, leaving Greene free to pursue a second term in a district she won with 75 percent of the vote two years ago.
“Democrats know they can’t beat me at the ballot box, so left-wing Communist activists tried to RIP my name off the ballot,” Greene said after the decision. “And they failed.”
For a second time.
In March, federal Judge Richard Myers, appointed by former President Donald Trump, rejected a case by leftists to have Rep. Madison Cawthorn kicked off the ballot.
The plaintiffs made the same argument then as they did against Greene: that she should be barred from re-election under the 14th Amendment, adopted in 1868 and which outlawed those who participated in an insurrection from serving in Congress. That applied to former members of the Confederacy.
But in 1872, Congress adopted a law that granted amnesty to people who allegedly participated in “insurrections” except lawmakers who served in the 36th and 37th Congresses and “officers in the judicial, military, and naval service of the United States, heads of departments, and foreign ministers of the United States.”