There was a lot of buzz in the last week over a particular court hearing in Georgia. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene testified under oath on Friday as part of a hearing on whether she should be disqualified from seeking re-election because of her role in the January 6th insurrection. The longshot lawsuit was brought by voters in her district and a supporting legal group, a non-profit called Free Speech for People.
Greene, who appeared in front of State Judge Charles Beaudrot in Atlanta, is the first GOP member of Congress to testify publicly about Jan. 6. Beaudrot will make a recommendation within the next few weeks, and then Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will make the decision. Experts say appeals are likely.
Lawyers with Free Speech For People are relying on a provision in the U.S. Constitution that forbids any member of Congress involved in an insurrection from serving in office. It’s Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, passed during Reconstruction to prevent former Confederates from returning to their congressional seats. It reads: