IMPEACHMENT Requested For These Supreme Court Justices
(LibertySociety.com) – Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, sending abortion rights issues to the states, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) calls for the impeachment of a few justices on the bench. On June 26, she said any justice who lied under oath to procure a seat on the highest court in the land deserves impeachment.
The New York lawmaker specifically called out Justice Clarence Thomas for keeping income sources a secret and refusing to recuse himself from decisions where he allegedly had a bias — impeachable offenses, in her opinion.
.@AOC says Kavanaugh, Barrett, and Thomas committed impeachable offenses, " I believe lying under oath is an impeachable offense and violating federal law and not disclosing income from political organizations as Clarence Thomas did is also potentially an impeachable offense." pic.twitter.com/g19DIMJfbM
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 26, 2022
Ocasio-Cortez believes there should be consequences for lying to Congress in order to secure a lifetime appointment on the bench. If the behavior is allowed to remain unchecked by the powers that be, the representative thinks potential future justices could follow suit.
She called for Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to consider impeachment proceedings for several of the conservative justices. Both legislators announced they felt “misled” by Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh during their confirmation hearings.
Do you agree with the New York legislator and her views on impeachment, or do you think justices have the right to change their minds once on the bench?
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