Judge recommends GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene not be disqualified for reelection over Jan. 6 role

Prosecutors asserted congresswoman "voluntarily aided and engaged in an insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of presidential power."

Updated: May 6, 2022 - 6:41pm

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A Georgia state judge on Friday recommended that GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene remain on the state ballot and not be disqualified from seeking reelection over her role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

State Judge Charles Beaudrot said in his recommendation, which CNN obtained, that "challengers have produced insufficient evidence to show that Rep. Greene 'engaged' in that insurrection after she took the oath of office on January 3, 2021."

Greene, an outspoken believer that the 2020 election was rife with voter fraud, faced legal scrutiny for allegedly contributing rhetorically to the riot. Prosecutors asserted that she "voluntarily aided and engaged in an insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of presidential power."

Beaudrot's recommendation will go to Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for consideration. His decision would still be subject to appeal to state courts. Raffensperger himself came under fire for his alleged inaction in stopping voter fraud in Georgia during the presidential election and was a favorite target of Greene and her supporters.

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