Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) provided “demonstrably false testimony” at a hearing to determine whether her re-election campaign is unconstitutional, lawyers for her opponents said in a court filing on Friday.
Greene was targeted by a small group of voters in her district, which is outside of Atlanta, who say she violated a provision of the 14th Amendment by advocating insurrection on January 6, 2021. Voters are represented by free speech for People , a non-profit group that works to promote fair elections.
For more than three hours on April 22, the extremist congresswoman largely evaded questions from lawyers about her earlier statements, providing little to no evidence to contradict the allegations against her.
Greene told his supporters repeatedly and falsely that Donald Trump had won the 2020 presidential election over Joe Biden and encouraged them to participate in efforts to overturn the results, which culminated in the deadly attack on the Capitol.
Some of Greene’s comments were contained in videos or posts that had already been deleted from social media; she refused to recognize the legitimacy of the videos shown to her in court.
“She hid behind her alleged lack of memory, incredibly claiming during her testimony that she was unable to answer at least 80 of the petitioners’ questions because she did not ‘remember’ or could not ‘remember,'” the document from Greene’s opponents read.
Lawyers argued in their filing that everything Greene said in the deposition should not be considered credible.
At the time of his interrogation, Greene said he did not recall speaking to Trump or White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about the possibility of declaring martial law to guarantee Trump a second term. Several days later, however, CNN published a text message from Greene on that particular topic.
“In our private members-only conversation,” Greene reportedly messaged Meadows, “several are saying that the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to ask for the Marshall Act. I don’t know about these things. I just wanted you to tell him.”
“Whatever Greene meant by ‘I don’t know about these things’, she made it clear that she ‘wanted [the Chief of Staff] tell [the President]’ this idea,” the lawyers said in their filing.
“Your failure to remember this last breath of insurrection is no more believable than your other lost memories,” it read.
Elsewhere in her testimony, Greene was asked about an interview she gave in October 2020, telling a man in a “1776” T-shirt that if anyone takes away your “liberties,” you must get them back “at the price.” of blood.”
“Notably, Greene denied in his testimony that suggesting that freedoms should be obtained ‘at the price of blood’ was an appeal to violence,” the document read.
In fact, Greene stated in the deposition that he had never advocated violence.
Georgia state judge Charles Beaudrot is expected to make a recommendation on whether Greene is constitutionally qualified to run for re-election in the coming days. Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger – who has fought Trump’s electoral lies – will make the final decision.