Greene court victory delivers latest blow to insurrection disqualification effort

Left-wing efforts to disqualify some Republican members of Congress from seeking reelection on the basis that they engaged in insurrection related to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack suffered another blow on Friday with a Georgia judge finding that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is in the clear to seek a second term.


Five voters in Greene’s district, working with liberal activists and scholars, challenged her candidacy by arguing that she engaged in an insurrection with her rhetoric in the lead-up to the Capitol riot. On the witness stand in April, Greene repeatedly said she did not recall making such comments, that she called for a peaceful demonstration and that she was was unaware of plans for violence.


The Friday decision rejecting the Georgia voters’ challenge is the latest in a string of efforts to disqualify candidates over ties to the Jan. 6 riot that have fallen flat.