Text messages could boost case against Marjorie Taylor Greene’s re-election

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A voting rights group suing to block GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from running for re-election is asking a Georgia court to consider a text message she sent amid the January 6 Capitol riot.

“In our private chat with only Members, several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call for Marshall [sic] law,” Greene wrote in a January 17, 2021 text message to then-White House chief-of-staff Mark Meadows. Greene appeared to misspell “martial” law in the message.

“I don’t know on those things. I just wanted you to tell him,” Greene added. “They stole this election. We all know. They will destroy our country next. Please tell him to declassify as much as possible so we can go after Biden and anyone else!”

Free Speech for People, the group suing to block Greene’s potential re-election campaign, argued that the text further proves how the Congresswoman attempted to interfere with the 2020 Election and supported the deadly violence. The message was just one of 2,300 Meadows turned over to the January 6 House Committee as part of its investigation.

The lawsuit is citing a clause of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution which prohibits people who’ve incited insurrections from holding public office. The clause was added in an effort to prevent former Confederate lawmakers from serving in Congress after the Civil War.

Greene testified in Atlanta for three hours last week where she denied supporting the Capitol Riot while also repeating Donald Trump‘s lies about winning the 2020 election.

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