Judge reacts to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s lawyer claiming ‘Executive Privilege’ in circus court proceeding

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Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s attorney tried unsuccessfully to invoke executive privilege in her defense during a hearing Friday concerning whether or not she should be disqualified from running for election in the November race.

She was at the time “undergoing questioning by Andrew Celli, an attorney representing a group of Georgia voters who say she should be prohibited from serving in Congress by a clause in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” according to The Independent.

This specific clause “says anyone who has ‘engaged in insurrection’ after swearing an oath to defend the Constitution cannot be a senator or representative.”

The hearing concerned the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol that members of the left  — the same people who labeled months of violent rioting by Black Lives Matter “peaceful protests” — have labeled a so-called “insurrection.”

At one point, Greene was specifically asked whether she’d ever discussed her “advocacy for the idea that there should be martial law declared in the United States” during her meetings with then-President Donald Trump.

She responded by claiming she did “not recall,” prompting Celli to ask her if she’d ever discussed with Trump “the idea that there should be martial law declared in the United States prior to the inauguration of President Biden.”

This spurred Greene’s attorney, James Bopp Jr., into filing an objection.

“Your Honor, I actually represent the president of the United States, and that’s covered by executive privilege. She can’t get into any of those conversations,” he claimed.

“Executive privilege!? She’s not a member of the executive, and this counsel is here on her behalf, not on Mr. Trump’s behalf, unless there’s something I missed. It’s not a proper objection, Your Honor,” Celli replied.

The judge then shook his head at Bopp, shutting down his objection and thus allowing Celli to proceed with his original line of questioning.

But like before, Greene pleaded ignorance, saying, “I don’t recall. … I don’t remember.”

Indeed, those were the most frequently spoken words by her during the hearing, much to the chagrin of the left-wing establishment press.

“Regrettably, the testimony did not shed much light. Greene was combative, evasive and, like many witnesses in such a position, repeatedly responded to questions by saying she didn’t recall,” The Washington Post lamented afterward.

The Post also begrudgingly admitted that the Georgia lawmaker is “unlikely to be disqualified from the 2022 ballot” and that the hearing “probably didn’t change this.”

If anything, it seems the hearing only further boosted her profile.

“U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was greeted by applause as she entered an Atlanta courtroom Friday to defend her bid for reelection on District 14 ballots,” according to CNHI News.

It also allowed her to express her continued concerns about the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“Under my opinion, I want to do anything I can to protect election integrity and protect the people of my district in Georgia. We saw a tremendous amount of voter fraud. We have investigations going on right now in the state of Georgia,” she said at one point.

“My own husband showed up to vote in the general election; when he went in to vote in person, he was told he already voted by absentee ballot when in fact he had never requested an absentee ballot.”

It also granted her the chance to call out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Watch:

“Ms. Greene, you’ve had your disagreements with Speaker Pelosi. … You don’t agree with some of the things she’s done in her career. … In fact, you think that Speaker Pelosi is a traitor to the country, right?” Celli asked her.

“I’m not answering that question. It’s speculation. It’s hypothetical. … No, I haven’t said that,” the Georgia lawmaker replied.

But when Celli threatened to put up an exhibit, she slightly altered her answer.

“Oh no, wait. Hold on now. I believe that by not securing the border, that violates her oath of office,” she said.

Critics argue has Pelosi stood in the way of securing the border, but in 2018 she even went so far as to defend the extremely violent MS-13 gang from then-President Trump, who’d called them “animals” while talking about how they were exploiting the porous southern border to sneak into the U.S.

“We believe … that we’re all God’s children. There’s a spark of divinity in every person on earth,” Pelosi had said at the time about MS-13 gang members who’re known for raping, torturing and killing people.

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