Controversial Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on Friday
defended her comments ahead of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
while testifying under oath as part of a challenge to her reelection
by voters and a supporting legal group, who are seeking to knock her off the ballot for her role prior to the riot.
Greene's appearance in an Atlanta court Friday made her
the first GOP member of Congress to testify publicly about Jan. 6
even as a Democratic-led committee back in Washington, D.C., has spent months investigating the attack.
Greene was in front of an administrative law judge because a handful of voters in her district
represented by a nonprofit called Free Speech For People, say Greene should be disqualified
because they allege she encouraged and supported the rioters who stormed the Capitol.