AOC, Raskin tout new bill to ‘rein in a fundamentally unaccountable and rogue’ Supreme Court

The progressive left is showing no signs of letting up in its attacks on American institutions, with the Supreme Court remaining the crown jewel in their quest to reshape this country to their liking.

On Tuesday, U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-NY) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC, which is essentially the Democratic Party’s cable news propaganda platform, to announce that they will introduce legislation to “rein in a fundamentally unaccountable and rogue” Supreme Court.

(MSNBC included the phrase “The Corrupted Court” on the chyron throughout the spot.)

If enacted, the proposed legislation would not only significantly alter the balance of power in the United States but also potentially disrupt the delicate equilibrium that our democracy is built upon. This move, in response to the media’s fixation on supposed ethics concerns related to the Supreme Court — a fixation that centers almost exclusively on right-of-center justices — could have far-reaching consequences.

The irony of Congress preaching about ethics is off the charts and on that note, AOC, who will never be mistaken for the sharpest tool in the shed, acknowledged that the Supreme Court is a “co-equal branch” before advocating for the nation’s highest court to be under the thumb of Congress.

“It is completely unacceptable. And not only is it unacceptable. But to have any one of our co-equal branches be completely unaccountable to the others is paving the path to authoritarianism, tyranny, and the abuse of power in the United States,” the former bartender said. “And so, it is not a question… of if Congress has jurisdiction and power over the Supreme Court. It is, what power are we going to exercise in order to rein in a fundamentally unaccountable and rogue court?”

“Congressman Raskin and myself will be introducing forthcoming legislation to even have the Supreme Court be subject to the same $50 gift rule that he and I are subject to, as everyone else who are members of Congress,” the grammar-challenged socialist lawmaker added later.

Ocasio-Cortez and Raskin serve on the House Oversight Committee, and the Democrats said they participated in a “roundtable” on the issue.

“It’s the highest court in the land with the lowest ethical standards,” Raskin opined. “These are the only governmental officials in the land who are not governed by a binding ethics code. There’s no process by which we can hold any of them accountable.”

“And so, we need to clean that up. And that’s why we said we’re going to start with something simple that the whole country will be able to understand immediately and intuitively,” he said. “We want a $50 gift ban for U.S. Supreme Court justices. They make $300,000 a year. Pay for your own lunch and pay for your own vacation.”

Of course, our ethically challenged Congress uses legislation as a vehicle to carry whatever ideological agenda they may be pushing at the time.

It’s hard to imagine any greater threat to America than today’s Democratic Party, for a host of reasons, beginning with the wide-open southern border.

Tom Tillison


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