AOC, Ted Lieu pressure Schumer to make clear position on whether Gorsuch, Kavanagh ‘lied under oath’

Suddenly, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is concerned about adhering to the rule of law and the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.

While AOC’s realm of influence in the political world continues to dwindle, the former bartender who has been dubbed by Megyn Kelly as a “moron” and “a Kardashian in Congress,” still has Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to kick around and she’s taking full advantage of that in an open letter to the Democratic leader — Schumer fears a primary challenge from the upstart socialist Democrat.

After two weeks of Democrats besmirching the Supreme Court, Ocasio-Cortez and fellow traveler U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., penned a letter calling on Schumer to make clear whether or not Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch lied under oath during their confirmation hearings about the stance on Roe v. Wade.

“We are writing because the legitimacy of the United States Supreme Court is at stake,” the letter opens. “Multiple Supreme Court Justices misled the American people during their confirmation hearings about their views on Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood. At least two of them, Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, directly lied to Senators. 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.

“We respectfully request the Senate issue a finding – through a resolution or another kind of public statement –on whether these Justices lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

The letter notes that the majority opinion asserted that Roe was “egregiously wrong from the start,” and that “Roe and Casey represent an error that cannot be allowed to stand.” The irony here being that the assessment is spot on in the eyes of many who see the 1973 ruling as a clear example of judiciary activism the left claims today over the court sending the issue of abortion back to the states.

AOC and Lieu claim Kavanaugh and Gorsuch “directly misled” senators and cited liberal Republican Sen. Susan Collins in support of the allegation.

“Our Constitutional Republic requires that the Justices of the third branch of government tell the truth during their confirmation hearings. Their power comes from a public willing to believe in their integrity. Justices who lie to the American people in order to get confirmed shred the legitimacy of the Supreme Court,” they wrote. “We request that the Senate make its position clear on whether Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch lied under oath during their confirmation hearings.

“We must call out their actions for what they were before the moment passes, so that we can prevent such a mendacious denigration of our fundamental rights and the rule of law from ever happening again.”

Ocasio-Cortez repeated the accusations in a tweet calling attention to the letter — the idea of a second-term member of the House dictating how the upper chamber must operate being a solid representation of politics in post-Obama America.

“We cannot allow Supreme Court nominees lying and/or misleading the Senate under oath to go unanswered. Both GOP & Dem Senators stated SCOTUS justices misled them. This cannot be accepted as precedent. Doing so erodes rule of law, delegitimizes the court, and imperils democracy,” she tweeted.

Tom Tillison


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