The Nation Magazine recently published a new article by its national affairs correspondent, John Nichols, on why Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s recent testimony regarding her involvement in the January 6 insurrection did little to change the fact that she violated Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.

The following are excerpts from the new piece:

Greene made plenty of headlines last week as she attempted to defend her position on the ballot in an Atlanta courtroom, after voters from her congressional district sued to bar her from seeking a second term in the House. In a show of disrespect for the voters and the judicial process, Greene repeatedly claimed that she could not recall incendiary statements she had made and lawless actions she had taken. One of her most remarkable claims was a suggestion that she did not remember whether she had raised the prospect of defeated former President Donald Trump imposing martial law in order to prevent Democrat Joe Biden from assuming the presidency. That’s not the sort of proposal that anyone imagines a member of Congress would forget.

What disqualifies Greene are her specific violations of the standard outlined by the 14th Amendment. Her texts to Meadows, before and after January 6, 2021, mark her as an active participant in plotting to overturn the election. Even if she were able, with claims of memory loss, to obfuscate her wrongdoing in this regard, she can’t change her votes to reject electoral votes from states that backed Biden.

Read the full piece in the Nation here.

Learn more about Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment here.