Democrats across the country have been trying to get Republicans tossed off the ballot because they allegedly took part in an insurrection. In Georgia, the Democrats claimed they had mountains of evidence that Marjorie Taylor green had been part of an insurrection on January 6th, 2021. The dog must have eaten the evidence. The judge ruled that the Democrats did not provide sufficient proof and MTG is back on the ballot.
State Judge Charles Beaudrot dismissed the lawsuit, saying the “challengers have produced insufficient evidence to show that Rep. Greene ‘engaged’ in that insurrection. I contend that there was no insurrection since no one tried to overthrow the government, which is what an insurrection is. They tried to convince them not to certify the election, but they did not come armed to try to force Congress to capitulate.
Judge Beaudrot ruled:
“The burden of proof in this matter is on Challengers. Challengers have failed to prove their case by a preponderance of the evidence. 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.”
“The recommendation will now be taken up by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican. It’s possible, but highly unlikely, that Raffensperger would overrule the judge’s recommendation and disqualify Greene on his own. The anti-Greene challengers can still appeal Raffensperger’s decision in state courts.”
As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, the organization representing a group of Georgia Democrats claims that Greene violated a provision of the U.S. Constitution, known as the “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause.”
In their legal challenge filed with the Georgia Secretary of State last March, the organization cites a Civil War-era clause that prohibits politicians from running for Congress if they have engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” against the United States or “given aid or comfort” to the nation’s enemies.
The organization, led by Marc Elias, the Democrat lawyer behind the Trump-Russia hoax, is basing their far-fetched claim on Greene “downplaying” the protest at the Capitol on January 6.
“After taking the oath to defend and protect the Constitution, before, on, and after Jan. 6, 2021, Greene voluntarily aided and engaged in an insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of presidential power,” the lawsuit states.
In April, Greene testified for about three hours. Plaintiff’s attorneys did not show any evidence to make their fraudulent case against Greene.