If you missed the news, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is on trial to determine if she is allowed on the ballot for reelection in Georgia.

 

The Washington Post covered some of her testimony this way:

 

From the article in the above Tweet:

But a few answers stand out, either because Greene’s responses didn’t make much sense, or because they’re likely to be revisited in the future.

One was early in the hearing, when Greene was asked whether she thought House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was a “traitor to the country.” Greene actually offered a firm denial — but one that didn’t hold up at all.

Greene initially tried to refuse to answer, saying, “I’m not answering that question. It’s speculation. It’s hypothetical.”

Lawyer Andrew Celli, who is representing those trying to kick Greene off the ballot for allegedly violating the 14th Amendment, responded, “You’ve said that, haven’t you, Ms. Greene — that she’s a traitor to this country?”

“No, I haven’t said that,” Greene responded.

And yet, she had. She said it an old video that has circulated widely in the run-up to her testimony. When Celli called up the exhibit showing that, Greene quickly sought a mulligan.

“Oh wait, no, hold on now,” Greene said. She then tried to put a good spin on her past comment, saying, “I believe by not securing the border, that that violates her oath of office.”

So they are trying to allege that Green us an insurrectionist because she called Nancy Pelosi a “traitor.”

This is absurd given that calling opposing politicians “traitor” has become part of the regular political rhetoric.

The entire Democratic party called Trump a “traitor” or said he was “guilty of treason” for the entirety of his term.

But when Greene does it that’s insurrectionist talk.

Why is this important?

According to the 14th Ammendment to the Constitution:

Section 3.
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.

This was intended to keep former Confederate officers or members of the Confederate States Congress from being elected to the United States government.

Today, the Left is using this as a way of keeping Republicans off the ballot by tying them to the January 6th riot.

The basic thesis is: January 6th was an armed insurrection and anyone who wasn’t vociferously against it was for it, therefore they are an insurrectionist, and therefore they are disqualified from office as per the 14th Amendment.

Last month the DOJ coerced one defendant to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy as part of a deal.  This is where it all hangs.

For the record, I do not like Majority Taylor Greene.  She has no policies of consequence, says stupid things, and loves the media attention.  She has palled around with Right Wing antisemites.  She is one of a few Right Wing AOCs, elected officials who got elected to build a personal brand and have no idea how to legislate.

I say that because I want to be clear on this next point.

Even if you don’t like her or Madison Cawthorn, who they are trying to do this to as well, we must stop the Left from engaging in this line of attack.

They are going after Greene because she is one of the most extreme and polarizing Republicans in office.  She’s an easy target.

But if they are successful in getting her, they will expand it to all potential Republican candidates.

“Did you vote for Trump?  Did you support Trump after he lost in 2020?  Did you think Trump lost fair and square?  Well, Trump supported the January 6th insurrection, and since you supported Trump you are an insurrectionist, and therefore you cannot be on the ballot.”

Or

“Did you say online that January 6th was not an insurrection against the United States tantamount to the Civil War?  Then you supported the January 6th insurrection and are disqualified from the ballot.”

They will use this to remove Republicans from the ballot or only allow in anti-Trump Romney-like Republicans who think that The Bulwark and Lincoln Project are where the Republican party should be, i.e., Republicans who can be counted on to vote for Democrat policies in a pinch.

Of course, the reverse is not going to happen.  The Right will never get Democrats who supported the CHAZ/CHOP or Antifa attacks on the Portland Federal Building or BLM riots disqualified as insurrectionists.

The Left will control who the Right gets to vote for.

We absolutely cannot let this happen.

That is what hangs in the balance here.

That is how serious this case is.

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By J. Kb

9 thoughts on “What they are doing to Marjorie Taylor Greene is the tip of the corrupt iceberg”
  1. But don’t you understand? It’s vitally important to the survival of Our Democracy(TM) that only candidates blessed by the Democratic Party be allowed on the ballot!
    … In the same way that Free Speech(TM) depends on censorship, war is peace, freedom is slavery, help means ruin, and saving means slaying.

  2. I thought similar about Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene until i seen her Timcast interviews. It was at that point I realized how much of a hatched job she has faced my the media. I recommend for any one to watch them as they are a real eye opener, her politics are mostly congressional accountability and she isn’t the idiot Cortez is but you wouldn’t know that from news coverage.

  3. “Did you say online that January 6th was not an insurrection against the United States tantamount to the Civil War? Then you supported the January 6th insurrection and are disqualified from the ballot.”

    This would be a cousin to the crap that Ibram X. Kendi says: You are either racist or anti-racist, there’s no in between. If you’re not actively being anti-racist, you are being racist.

    So, if you’re not actively being anti-Jan-6th, you are being pro-Jan-6th.

    1. Of course the risk the commies run with that kind of reasoning is that a very large number of Americans will say “that’s right, bring it on”

    1. Joke is on them. (well, actually, the joke is in the White House, but anyway.) I don’t expect Trump to run…I expect DeSantis in 2024.

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