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Lawsuit aims to keep Republican off ballot over Constitution’s insurrection clause

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A liberal activist has filed a lawsuit to prevent U.S. Rep. Scott Perry from running for re-election in Pennsylvania, citing his alleged involvement in efforts to keep Trump in office and block the transfer of power to Biden.

The activist argues that Perry engaged in insurrectionist activity and is therefore ineligible to hold public office.

Perry’s lawyer dismissed the lawsuit as partisan and suggested that appeals to the Supreme Court would nullify it. (Trending: Hollywood A-Listers Revealed In Epstein Court Documents)

Perry’s lawyer, John P. Rowley, wrote, “This lawsuit was filed by a partisan activist who clearly has no regard or understanding of how our Democratic Republic works.”

“It is but the latest effort by an extremist to disqualify a duly elected official with whom he disagrees. We are confident the Supreme Court will put an end to this lunacy,” continued his statement.

Despite not being charged with a crime, Perry is the only sitting member of Congress whose cellphone was seized by the FBI in its investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

The lawsuit is based on the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause, and similar challenges in 2022 failed to block other members of Congress from the ballot.

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