Testifying under oath turned out to be a terrible thing for GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Now, the lawyers who cross-examined her during a civil court hearing earlier this month are accusing her of lying from the witness stand.
Greene, who has a tendency to peddle falsehoods and outrageous conspiracy theories, sat before an administrative law judge in Georgia and was questioned about Jan 6th and statements she made before and during the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Her testimony was key to a case brought by a group of Georgia voters who argue she must be removed from the ballot for violating the 14th Amendment by inciting political violence.
In court documents filed on Friday, the lawyers allege that Greene lied under oath when talking about the Jan 6th insurrection with texts she exchanged with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows proving she was not being truthful.
As noted by The Guardian, a text message released this week shows that “Greene told Meadows on 17 January 2021, 11 days after the riot and three days before Biden’s inauguration: “In our private chat with only Members several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call Marshall [sic] law. I just wanted you to tell him. They stole this election. We all know. They will destroy our country next.”
In their filing, the lawyers representing the group of Georgia voters argue that “Greene’s testimony at the hearing that she could not remember discussing martial law with anyone was already dubious.
The added: “This text with President Trump’s chief of staff makes her testimony even more incredible because it seems like the kind of message with the kind of recipient that a reasonable person testifying truthfully would remember.”
In response, the attorney representing Greene issued a statement slamming the accusation as an “outrageous fabrication.”
“The text very clearly said she doesn’t know about those things,” attorney James Bopp Jr. wrote. I”t couldn’t be clearer. It’s just another outrageous fabrication that we have been seeing from the other side throughout this case, because they don’t have the law on their side.”
Read it in The Guardian.