Georgia Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene testifies Friday in an Atlanta court for a hearing in a challenge filed by voters who say she shouldn't be allowed to seek reelection because of her role prior to the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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.

While on the witness stand, the congresswoman reiterated baseless claims about election fraud, and repeatedly said that her charged rhetoric ahead of Jan. 6 referred to challenging the electoral count, not a call for violence.

"I don't support violence of any kind," Greene said in response to a question. "My words never ever mean anything for violence."

The courtroom was crowded with Greene's supporters, who cheered when she entered.