Rep. Greene Fights to Stay on the Ballot; Says Her Own Husband Was Victim of Voter Fraud

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, is fighting a move to eject her from the November ballot. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

( – Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) took the stand as a hostile witness Friday in a legal proceeding called by political activists and Democrat constituents intent on removing her from the November ballot.

The case was brought under the 14th Amendment, which bars anyone from serving in Congress if they took an oath to support the Constitution, then “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same.”

The plaintiff’s attorney, at one point, read a tweet posted by Green on Dec. 19, 2020, in which she urged people to show up in Washington on January 6 to help her stop the theft of the 2020 election, and “Fight for Trump,” as the hashtag said.

“You did believe at this time that the 2020 election had been stolen by the Democrats from Mr. Trump, right?” the plaintiff’s attorney asked.

“I was asking people to come for a peaceful march, which is what everyone is entitled to do under their First Amendment. But I was not asking them to actively engage in violence or any type of action,” Greene responded.

The lawyer asked for Greene’s opinion: “When this tweet came out in this period, it was your opinion that the election had been stolen from Mr. Trump or was about to be stolen, right?” he asked.

“Under my opinion, there was a tremendous amount of fraudulent things that happened in the election, and under my opinion, I want to do anything I can to protect election integrity and to protect the people in my district in Georgia. People’s votes — they should count,” Green responded.

“Is it fair to say, Representative Greene, that from election night of 2020 until January 6, 2021 your personal opinion and your wish was that Congress not certify Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election?” the plaintiff’s attorney asked.

“No, that’s not accurate,” Greene said.

“You believed that Joe Biden had lost the election to Mr. Trump, right?” the attorney asked again.

“Well, yes,” Greene said. “We saw a tremendous amount of voter fraud. We have investigations going on right now in the State of Georgia, there’s investigations going on in multiple states.

“My own husband showed up to vote in the general election, and when he went in to vote in person, he was told that he had already voted by absentee ballot when in fact he had never even requested an absentee ballot. There’s many instances,” Green said.

The prosecutor at that point asked for a break due to an “I.T. issue.”

The burden of proof is on the plaintiffs to show that Greene engaged in “insurrection,” and based on the numerous objections raised by Greene’s attorney and sustained by the judge, things did not appear to be going well for the plaintiffs, at least in the early part of the hearing.