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.