Ocasio-Cortez IMPEACHMENT Announcement – It’s Heating Up
(UnitedVoice.com) – Democrats spent the weekend raging after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest the ruling that rolled back federal protections for abortions. One Democratic representative had a particularly controversial idea.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh during a June 26 interview on “Meet the Press.” The congresswoman said the Justices allegedly lied to senators, an act that’s a “deeply destabilizing action and hostile takeover” of America’s institutions. She accused them of lying under oath during their Senate confirmation hearings when they told lawmakers they believed Roe v. Wade represented settled law. Further, she said Thomas didn’t disclose income from political organizations.
WATCH: If Supreme Court nominees lied under oath, @repaoc says impeachment “should be very seriously considered.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: "There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and hostile takeover of our Democratic institutions." pic.twitter.com/VLU8jsafw2
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 26, 2022
AOC also brought up Senators Susan Collins’ (R-ME) and Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) statements accusing the Justices of misleading them. She said the problems go far beyond Roe, calling them a “crisis of legitimacy” that President Joe Biden needs to address.
AOC on Meet the Press: "What I believe that the president and the Democratic Party needs to come to terms with is that this is not just a crisis of Roe, this is a crisis of our democracy … this is a crisis of legitimacy and President Biden must address that" pic.twitter.com/CGB3tBSPFx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 26, 2022
The Supreme Court Justices never explicitly stated they wouldn’t vote to overturn the abortion precedent, and calling it settled law wasn’t untrue. When Kavanaugh and Barrett joined the Hight Court, the case technically was settled law, but the Justices have rolled back previous precedents; it’s happened many times before.
Supreme Court appointments are for life. While Congress could technically impeach the Justices, it’s highly unlikely.
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