AOC Calls for Impeachment of SCOTUS Justices

AOC Calls for Impeachment of SCOTUS Justices

Ocasio-Cortez IMPEACHMENT Announcement – It’s Heating Up

( – 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.

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.

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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