Marjorie Taylor Greene Rages at Lawsuit Against Her, Warns of Retaliation

Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has denounced the lawsuit against her, that could see her disqualified from re-election, while speaking on the Tucker Carlson show on Monday night.

While speaking to Carlson, Greene said she would defend her name and would find ways to fight back against the "progressives" and "leftists" responsible for the lawsuit.

Judge Amy Totenberg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia refused to grant Greene a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order that would have delayed action in the case in a 73-page ruling on Monday.

A group of Georgia voters are seeking to have Greene disqualified based on a provision in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, originally designed to prevent former Confederates from holding office after the Civil War.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene talks as US President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol on March 01, 2022 in Washington, DC. On Monday night, Marjorie Taylor Greene argued against a lawsuit being brought against her, which could see her barred from running for election in Georgia. J. Scott Applewhite-Pool//Getty Images

They accuse Greene of helping to "facilitate the January 6, 2021 insurrection," according to Free Speech For People, a non-partisan, non-profit legal advocacy organization that is representing the Georgia voters.

"It is not [democracy], Tucker, that is the thing. These people hate the people in my district so much," Greene said while speaking on the topic.

"They look down on them because they voted for me and sent me to Washington to fight for the things that most Americans care about, like secure borders, stopping abortion, protecting our Second Amendment, stopping the out-of-control spending in Washington, stop funding never-ending foreign wars."

She continued: "Now the progressives, the people that donate, the dark money groups, the 501(c)(3)s and the foundations, they have hired some attorneys from New York who hate the people in my district and don't believe they should have the right to elect who they want to send to Washington, which is me.

"Now they have filed a lawsuit because they are trying to rip my name off the ballot and steal my district's ability to re-elect me and send me back to Congress."

The Georgia representative also hinted at how she may retaliate against these actions. She said there would also be Republican voters who will be unhappy with Democrat representatives and may also seek legal action.

She also noted that the Republican Party was not yet officially jumping in to defend her.

"These leftists, these progressives, who would rather have the judge making decisions instead of voters.

"They want to hand that over to them and not let the people in my district even have the right.

"The Republican party needs to fight harder, Tucker. There is something that I have learned and I think it is really important.

"If you can challenge any representative's candidacy or an elected officeholder, I bet you we could round up some Republican voters who didn't like Kamala Harris funding rioters, criminal rioters out of jail or Ilhan Omar, Cori Bush, or Maxine Waters inciting riots. I think there is another way to play this game."

Greene appeared to be making reference to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, some of which resulted in riots in cities across the U.S.

Both Kamala Harris and Ilhan Omar have insisted they support the right to protests and have condemned rioting in the U.S., according to Reuters and Politico reports.

Both Cori Bush and Maxine Waters have faced backlash for their comments regarding Black Lives Matter protests and the subsequent riots according to 2021 reports.

Newsweek has contacted Marjorie Taylor Greene for comment.

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