Radical New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that “every option” should be on the table as Democrats lawmakers plot how to subvert the Supreme Court’s recent ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Even “impeachment should be on the table,” Ocasio-Cortez said, pointing to recent statements from Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) suggesting they were misled by the testimony of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh during their Senate confirmation hearings and private meetings that Roe v. Wadewas “settled law.”
“I believe [Supreme Court] expansion should be on the table. I believe that an ethics rule should be on the table. I believe recusal requirements should be on the table. All of it should be considered right now. And we shouldn’t be [ruling] any tools out because of the degree with which this court has gone rogue,” the progressive “Squad” leader told Punchbowl News Wednesday.
A letter from Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) was sent to the Senate Monday urging a finding on whether Gorsuch or Kavanaugh lied during the Senate confirmation hearings regarding the subject of Roe.
“We respect the right of individual Justices to have their own views on various constitutional issues. But we cannot have a system where Justices lie about their views in order to get confirmed. That makes a mockery of the confirmation power, and of the separation of powers,” the pair of Democrats wrote to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Our Constitutional Republic cannot tolerate Supreme Court Justices who lied in order to get confirmed. The legitimacy of the Court is at stake.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 11, 2022