Is Marjorie Taylor Greene an Insurrectionist?

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is currently on trail for being an “insurrectionist.”

A federal judge allowed Greene to stand trial in State court in an effort to have her removed from the November ballot for violating the 14th Amendment.

There are several legal problems with this line of thinking, as legal scholar Jonathan Turley recently pointed out in a piece on his website.

Greene is a lightning rod for the left. She was banned from Twitter (recently reinstated after Elon Musk purchased the website), and while she is not the sharpest knife in the drawer–she is the right wing version of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez–her voting record is relatively stellar.

That’s why the Left wants her removed from office.

But their tactics are illegal and frankly stupid.

Greene is not an “insurrectionist” and her social media posts cannot be considered “insurrectionist.”

Challenging the legitimacy of the election is not “insurrectionist.” It has been the American way for centuries.

The real issue, however, is the 14th Amendment. The Amendment clearly defines “insurrection” and requires Congress, not a State election board, to label a sitting member of Congress as an “insurrectionist.”

The Supreme Court has made this clear, for whatever that is worth.

Congress could end this charade by simply charging anyone who opposed Biden’s election and posted on social media that the electoral count should be challenged as an insurrectionist.

But they won’t do that because they know it would not stick and would be a political disaster. The best move, they think, is to make the accusations and let others hash this out either in court or in the court of public opinion.

Image is more important than substance.

Which is why this is another ridiculous episode in our American political theater.

It does make good podcast fodder, so I cover the event on Episode 621 of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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