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WASHINGTON- Marjorie TaylorGreene, the controversial US congresswoman known for her support of Donald Trump and her outbursts in the House of Representatives, faces a judicial process for his alleged support for the assault on Congress that could prevent him from running for re-election in the November elections.
To lose this battle Greene could remain in Congress until his term expires in January 2023, but he would not be able to run in the November election.
A group of voters have sued Greene, representative of Georgia, because they consider that the legislator encouraged the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 and that goes against the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which establishes that a member of Congress cannot being involved in an “insurrection or rebellion”.
Greene tried this Friday to refute those accusations and assured that, despite her messages on Twitter with the label “#FightForTrump” (Fight for Trump), she did not know that a group of Republican supporters was planning to break into the Capitol to prevent him from being killed. certify the electoral victory of the current president, Joe Biden.
“I do not support violence of any kind. My words never ever mean violence,” said Greene, who answered most questions vaguely and with a smile.
Grene repeated in court, in which he testified under oath, some of Trump’s lies about electoral fraud and that prompted the assault on Capitol Hill, in which five people died.
Among other things, the legislator repeated that hThere was a “tremendous amount of fraudulent activity” that prevented Trump from being re-elected.
With his appearance, Greene became the first congresswoman from the Republican Party to testify publicly about the storming of the Capitol.
A congressional committee, created by the speaker of the House of Representatives, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi, is investigating the attack on Capitol Hill and who could be responsible, but all its meetings are behind closed doors.
Greene’s name already appears on the ballot for the Georgia Republican primary on May 24, in which she starts as the favorite but will have to face several candidates, including the businesswoman Jennifer Strahan, the favorite of the moderates.
Despite the fact that a judge is the one supervising the judicial process, the last word will be held by the Secretary of State of Georgia, Republican Brad Raffensperger, who is the highest electoral authority and who will be the one to examine the magistrate’s conclusions to decide whether Greene may or may not stand for election.
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