The paradoxically named “Free Speech For Individuals” liberal group has filed a lawsuit searching for to ban Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from searching for re-election.

A Federal Choose blocked an analogous lawsuit from the group searching for to forestall Rep. Madison Cawthorn from operating for reelection in North Carolina earlier this month.

The group, representing a gaggle of Georgia Democrats, claims that Greene violated a provision of the U.S. Structure often known as the “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause,” based on a report from Reuters.

Of their authorized problem filed with the Georgia Secretary of State on Thursday, the group cites a Civil Battle-era clause that prohibits politicians from operating for Congress if they’ve engaged in “rebellion or insurrection” in opposition to america, or “given support or consolation” to the nation’s enemies.

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The group, led by Marc Elias, the Democrat lawyer behind the Trump-Russia hoax, is basing their far-fetched declare on Greene “downplaying” the protest on the Capitol on January 6.

“After taking the oath to defend and defend the Structure, earlier than, on, and after Jan. 6, 2021, Greene voluntarily aided and engaged in an rebellion to hinder the peaceable switch of presidential energy,” the lawsuit states.

The group beforehand filed a criticism with the NCSBE alleging that Rep. Cawthorn “doesn’t meet the federal constitutional necessities for a Member of the U.S. Home of Representatives and is due to this fact ineligible to be a candidate for such workplace.”

They misplaced, however the group claimed that the congressman engaged in “rebellion or insurrection” in opposition to america on January sixth and due to this fact was disqualified to be a Member of Congress underneath the US Structure.

In line with a press release supplied to The Gateway Pundit, Rep. Cawthorn vigorously denied that he “engaged in rebellion or insurrection” in opposition to america, and he filed a countersuit searching for to enjoin the NCSBE from “using unconstitutional provisions of North Carolina election regulation to take away him from the poll as a Candidate.’

“Below North Carolina regulation, a Challenger can problem somebody’s {qualifications} to run for workplace primarily based solely on cheap suspicion or perception that the details acknowledged disqualify the Candidate from operating for workplace after which the Candidate bears the burden of proof to point out that he’s certified to run for workplace. This burden-shifting turns our authorized system on its head, requiring somebody show his ‘innocence’ when challenged,” his workplace stated within the assertion.

Rep. Cawthorn argued that the Problem Statute violates his First Modification rights by triggering a authorities investigation primarily based solely upon a Challenger’s “cheap suspicion;” violates his Due Course of rights underneath the Fourteenth Modification by shifting the burden of proof onto him to show he didn’t interact in an “rebellion or insurrection;” is unconstitutional as a result of it overrides the U.S. Home of Consultant’s unique energy to find out the {qualifications} for its Members; and violates federal regulation as a result of the “disqualification clause,” Part Three of the Fourteenth Modification not applies to present Congressional Members, due to the Amnesty Act of 1872.

“Working for workplace shouldn’t be solely an amazing privilege, it’s a proper protected underneath the Structure,” stated Rep. Cawthorn in a press release supplied to TGP. “I like this nation and have by no means engaged in, or would ever interact in, an rebellion in opposition to america. No matter this truth, the Disqualification clause and North Carolina’s Problem Statute is getting used as a weapon by liberal Democrats to try to defeat our democracy by having state bureaucrats, slightly than the Individuals, select who will symbolize North Carolina in Congress. I’m defending not solely my rights, however the precise of the Individuals to democratically elect their representatives.”

Rep. Cawthorn’s lawyer added that the individuals of North Carolina ought to have the ability to select who represents them.

“North Carolina’s regulation is unjust and unconstitutional as utilized to Rep. Cawthorn,” stated James Bopp, Jr., of The Bopp Regulation Agency, lead counsel for Rep. Cawthorn. “The Problem Statute violates elementary rules of rights to free speech, due course of, and federal regulation. Requiring somebody to show he didn’t do one thing primarily based upon the barest of ‘suspicions’ is patently unfair and unconstitutional. However extra basically, the Individuals ought to determine who represents them, no state bureaucrats in Raleigh.”

“However ominously, this isn’t an remoted effort,” stated Bopp. “Marc Elias, the Democrat lawyer behind the Trump Russia hoax, introduced a couple of months in the past a nation-wide effort to disqualify about two dozen Republican Members of Congress underneath this weird authorized concept. Rep. Cawthorn is simply the tip of Elias’ spear. In fact, this might imply that some two dozen Democrats may be operating with out a Republican nominee, cementing Democrats’ management of Congress. This decidable effort must be stopped right here and now and Rep. Cawthorn has pledged to do all the things crucial to take action.”


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