Following Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene testifying on the stand on Friday at a hearing regarding a challenge to her reelection bid, Human Events Daily's Jack Posobiec said the officials who brought the challenge are trying to "disqualify her in the name of democracy."
In regards to the hearing, Posobiec explained that lawyers were attempting to use the 14th amendment to disqualify the representative from seeking reelection in Georgia this year because of alleged ties to the January 6 riot at the Capitol building.
"They came up with this reading of the 14th amendment that says if you took part or incited an insurrection against the United States that you can no longer stand for office in the United States," Posobiec explained.
"And what does that mean? So that meant for Confederates, or people who had joined the Confederacy, which obviously, was a war between the United States and the Confederate States, and so then after the war, they weren't allowed to then serve in Congress. Okay. That's the point of the amendment right?"
This amendment has also been used to challenge Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s reelection efforts in North Carolina, which a federal judge blocked in March.
"So they're trying to apply that to her, using this completely insane version of the reading to claim that the events that took place on January 6, a protest and parts of which turned into a riot, constitute an insurrection, never been proven or decided anywhere, and therefore she should no longer be on the ballot again," said Posobiec.
"That's the level of insanity that's going on in our country. They were trying to disqualify her in the name of democracy. So in the name of democracy, you can't vote for your representatives. You can only vote for your approved representatives. That's what they call democracy now. It's a sham, and we should call it out, and we should absolutely call out these tactics wherever they're used," he said.
Posobiec continued on to say that Greene was put on a "show trial," that was "trying to kick her off the ballot, to not even allow her the opportunity" to run.
"Keep in mind — the opportunity of the people of her district to decide whether or not they wanted to have this woman represent them in the Congress. That's the way the system is supposed to work. It's not up to you. It's not up to lawyers, it’s not up to judges, right? It's up to the people. The people get the choice they could choose no, sure. That's the whole point. That's why you have primaries, that's why you have generals," said Posobiec.
Posobiec noted the moment in the hearing when a lawyer accused Greene of quoting the movie Independence Day, trying to claim that Greene was somehow overcome with a hero complex and saw herself through this lens. Greene countered that the line in question is not originally from a movie, but a poem, and that she doesn't have lots of time to watch movies as it is.
"There's also another part of this where they start at one point asking her, they said, they said Congresswoman, have you seen the movie Independence Day? And she goes,' I don't know. I mean, I don't watch a lot of movies,'" said Posobiec.
The line in question is: "We will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight. We’re going to live on. We’re going to survive."
"And so he plays that clip from Independence Day for her and says, you know, isn't that similar to what you said on January 6? She looks a guy and goes yeah, I don't think Independence Day is the first time they ever said that. And she's right," said Posobiec.
"She actually fact checks the guy from the stand. He wasn't — that doesn't come from Independence Day. It's a poem, Dylan Thomas, 1947, Rage Against the Dying of the Light," he said.
The poem, more commonly known as "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night," bears a similar line, stating "Do not go gentle into that good night."
"She actually fact checks this douchebag, and of course, of course, definitely checks them up against the boards when she says 'when you're discussing 1776, we're discussing the founding of our country,'" said Posobiec.
"So keep in mind, now we know who these people are. These are the people, they want 1619, they want 1984. We want 1776. The choice couldn't be more clear."
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