Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the embattled freshman lawmaker who is currently fighting a lawsuit aimed at keeping her from running for reelection this fall, is warning her supporters about the legal action against her.
In an email, she warned that “Democrat operatives, lawyers, and dark money groups are trying to RIP my name off the ballot and STEAL my voters’ right to vote for me.”
“Despite donating millions to my opponents, they know they can’t beat me in a fair election. So, they do what Deep State Elites do best – they try to change the rules to benefit them,” she added.
“They’re trying to prevent me from winning before the election starts! Frankly, I’m worried that without your help, they might succeed. And if they succeed, they will have set the precedent to BAN President Trump from running in 2024!” she continued.
“So please, sign your statement of support above. And then if at all possible, I urge you to generously donate to help me fight these Democrats in court!” she concluded in her email.
The email comes on the heels of a ruling last month by a federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama allowing a lawsuit to proceed that accuses her of inciting “insurrection” ahead of the January 2021 Capitol Building riot.
The lawsuit cites a provision of the 14th Amendment which bars any American from seeking elected federal office if they took part in seditious activities. The amendment was ratified following the Civil War; no one arrested and charged in connection with the Capitol riot has been accused of ‘insurrection.’
“The challenge to Greene’s candidacy was mounted by a group of five voters from her congressional district who argued she is ineligible to run for federal office under a provision of the 14th Amendment that was ratified after the Civil War and meant to keep former Confederate officers and officials from holding public office again,” CBS News reported.
“In a challenge filed with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in late March, the voters argued Greene voluntarily aided and engaged in the January 6 insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of power, thereby disqualifying her from serving as a member of Congress under the constitutional provision,” the report continued.
“Greene asked a federal court in Atlanta to intervene in the effort from the group of voters, seeking a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order. But Judge Amy Totenberg of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia rebuffed Greene’s request, finding she failed to establish a strong likelihood of success on the legal merits of the case,” the report added.
James Bopp Jr., Greene’s attorney, has dismissed the lawsuit against his client as “50 pages of newspaper articles, hearsay, and political hyperbole.”