The Arizona Supreme Court has struck down an attempt by leftists to remove Representatives Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, along with Arizona Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem, from their primary ballots.
The lawsuit argued that Representatives Gosar and Biggs, who are running for re-election to Congress, and State Representative Finchem, who is running for Arizona’s Secretary of State, should be disqualified from their primary ballots because of the “insurrection” clause in the Fourteenth Amendment.
The Amendment states that anyone who has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the Constitution and previously taken an oath of office cannot serve again.
While the Amendment initially referred to supporters of the Confederacy, the petitioners argued that the January 6 protests amounted to an insurrection, and claimed that Gosar, Biggs, and Finchem, all supported it.
However, the Arizona Supreme Court dismissed the suit, which was launched by far-left group Free Speech for People, on Monday, after lower courts had also all dismissed it.