Far-right Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is considered one of the most incendiary and divisive figures in American politics today. Ahead of her election to Congress in 2020, Greene expressed support for QAnon—the conspiracy web hinging on the delusion that a satanic, pedophile, cannibal "deep state" secretly operates the United States government, and that former President Donald Trump was sent to destroy it.
Greene was stripped of her committee assignments after resurfaced social media exchanges revealed she expressed support for the execution of those who would become her colleagues, including Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She's promoted conspiracy theories that high-level Democrats stage school shootings to weaken support for the Second Amendment and that Rothschild-owned space lasers sparked devastating wildfires in California.
If that weren't enough, Greene's actions surrounding Trump's 2020 election fantasies and the Capitol riots of January 6 have been a major source of controversy, and now voter in her district are taking action.
Backed by the group Free Speech for People, a group of voters in Georgia's 14th district filed a complaint challenging Greene's 2022 candidacy. They're arguing that her actions ahead of the deadly failed insurrection at the Capitol last year violate Section 3 of the 14th amendment, which states that no one "having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress . . . to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same.”
It also notes that Georgia law mandates a hearing before before an Administrative Law Judge of the Office of State Administrative Hearings to determine a candidate's qualifications if a letter in writing challenges said candidate's eligibility, and that the "entire burden" is on the candidate to prove their eligibility in such a challenge.
In the 14 months since the Capitol riot, Greene has repeatedly advocated for the perpetrators, while also calling for a "national divorce" of red and blue states.
The complaint's success is a longshot. Free Speech for People filed a similar effort against far-right Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina earlier this year, which has since been blocked by a federal judge.
Nevertheless, social media users relished the hope of seeing Greene's reelection hopes quashed.
Greene continues to face widespread condemnation for her incendiary statements, the most recent of which suggested Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who happens to be gay, is trying to infiltrate "girls' bathrooms."