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Cawthorn's attorney responds to efforts to bar lawmaker from office
05:27 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican running for reelection, is the latest lawmaker to face a candidacy challenge over her actions before the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.

The challenge was filed by the same coalition of constitutional scholars and liberal activists who unsuccessfully tried to block Rep. Madison Cawthorn from the GOP primary ballot in North Carolina.

The new challenge against Greene, which was filed this week with the Georgia secretary of state, could potentially force Greene to testify under oath about the Capitol riot. An official from the secretary of state’s office confirmed to CNN that the challenge was filed on Thursday and said an administrative judge will be assigned, according to state law, to “evaluate the merits of the allegations.”