MTG Goes Nuclear on Efforts to Remove Trump from Ballot

By Jerry McConway, updated on September 7, 2023

This “thing” that Democrats are pushing to have Donald Trump removed from the ballot is starting to get out of control.

For the second time, a group has filed a case citing the 14th Amendment to have Trump removed from the ballot.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) had a little something to say about that.

Talking Points…

  • The 14th Amendment Movement
  • Are there precedents?
  • What MTG says
  • My Two Cents…

The Movement

By now, I am sure most of you know Section 3 of the 14th Amendment by heart, so I won’t rehash that.

This movement is real, however, even though precedents have been set and cases have already been tossed out of court.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW), a DC-based organization, has filed suit in Colorado to have Trump removed from the ballot, citing the 14th Amendment.

I would expect this case to wind up like the previous one... tossed.

The sad reality here is that even though Democrats know this is an entirely bogus angle, they continue to take their shots and act as though they are doing something noble.

Democrat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold stated:

“I look forward to the Colorado Court’s substantive resolution of the issues, and am hopeful that this case will provide guidance to election officials on Trump’s eligibility as a candidate for office.”

They are misleading the American people, not to mention how dangerous it is to suggest doing something such as this without due process.

Are There Precedents?

Actually, yes, there are.

On August 7, a case was tossed out in a Fort Lauderdale, FL, court.

Judge Robin Rosenberg, an Obama-appointed judge, tossed the case for lack of standing, which is what I expect to happen in the Colorado case.

It will honestly be tough for anyone to prove standing, let alone justify using the 14th Amendment, since Trump has not been convicted on insurrection charges.

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Greene, never one to shy away from a good fight, went ballistic over the news that a group was trying to have Trump tossed off the ballot.

To start with, she called them a bunch of “pompous a$$holes.”

Greene further stated:

“We have to remind all these pompous assholes in the mainstream media that you guys tried this once and you’ve failed — because I won my case, and there is precedent there.

“Before my primary in 2022, they tried to remove my name off the ballot under the same clause — the exact same thing they’re doing to President Trump. And I won that case.

“I had to sit on the witness stand. I think it was like four to five hours defending myself being charged with insurrection. It was unbelievable,” she said. “It cost me about a million dollars in legal fees.

“If I had lost, they would have removed my name off the ballot, and I could not have been reelected under the 14th Amendment, Article 3. And it’s exactly what they’re trying to do to President Trump.

“So, my case is precedent. I’ve already won it. This will help President Trump win his cases.”

My Two Cents…

I think you guys know where I stand on Donald Trump giving a speech that day, but the fact of the matter is that while he has been accused of insurrection by Democrats, there has been nothing proven in court.

Even in the January 6 case, Trump has not formally been charged with insurrection.

Now, that could change as the case plays out. And the classified documents case, which is using the Espionage Act to go after Trump, could change all this.

For now, however, the point is mute.

Quite frankly, as a constitutional expert and Fox News contributor, Mr. Turley had stated, this is a very dangerous road that Democrats are traveling down right now.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.
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