The rule was enforced in a number of cases during Reconstruction, removing office-holders for previously holding positions in the Confederacy. But since then, its use has been “very rare.”
- A group of Georgia voters can proceed with challenging U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s bid for office on 14th Amendment grounds.
- Since Reconstruction, the provision has only been cited once.
- Though the rule could influence midterms now, it might also take center stage in the 2024 general election.
A group of Georgia voters is hoping an arcane Constitutional law could knock U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off the ballot.
Greene, R-Ga., on Friday testified in an administrative hearing on a challenge to her candidacy for reelection, raised by a group of Georgia voters, who claim that the congresswoman helped facilitate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The riot stemmed from efforts to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election win.