Faced with being removed from the 2022 ballot for her role in the January 6th Capitol insurrection, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) testified in court on Friday, but it was nothing but disastrous and embarrassing.
A group known as Free Speech for People is challenging Greene’s eligibility to run for re-election because the 14th Amendment of the Constitution clearly states:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Greene denies inciting insurrection or aiding the Trump supporters who violently stormed the Capitol that day, but she is on video openly calling for blocking the peaceful transfer of power. She was also named by January 6th organizers as just one of several Republicans who participated in organizing the events that day.
This is likely going to be used against Greene in court. And on Friday, her opening testimony did not go well at all as she attempted to give a speech on the stand instead of directly answering questions from Free Speech for People attorney Andy Celli.
This resulted in Greene being declared a hostile witness.
“I’m entitled to get answers to my question, your honor,” Celli said. “Can I ask the court to acknowledge that this is an adverse witness, a hostile witness? I would ask the court to remind the witness that in this posture, she has to answer my questions, she cannot give speeches. Is that fair?”
The judge agreed.
“And can I ask the court she’s an adverse witness, a hostile witness…she has to give answers, she can’t give speeches.” pic.twitter.com/qdA8R98RCP
— flexghost. Героям слава. (@flexghost1) April 22, 2022
Green also appeared to dispute her oath of office, which includes a vow to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Well, Greene failed to uphold her oath of office by siding with the insurrectionists and inciting violence. She recited the oath on January 3rd, just three days before the attempted coup to overthrow democracy and she voted to overturn the results of the 2020 Election.
Here’s the video via YouTube:
Clearly, Greene and every other Republican who was involved in the plot to overthrow our democracy should be thrown off the ballot and permanently barred from running for office ever again. Only a two-thirds majority vote of Congress can let any of them off the hook. Until then, the Constitution demands their removal.
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