Jim Jordan busts SCOTUS whistleblower and disgraced media hero as a stone-cold-liar in humiliating testimony

The former pro-life activist turned pro-abortion zealot who recently accused Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito of having leaked the outcome of a 2014 case has been shown to be a blatant liar by current House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jim Jordan.

During a hearing Thursday, Jordan asked pro-abortion activist Rev. Robert L. Schenck, the president of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, about a passage in a book he wrote four years ago.

In the book, Schenck bragged about how he and his brother had once convinced the Supreme Court to leave the word “Reverend” in the title of a case that involved the brother.  This was unusual because such words are usually left out.

He added that he “winked at his brother when the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist read the case name, which included ‘Reverend,'” aloud, according to The Washington Times.

Dovetailing back to the present, Jordan specifically asked Schenck on Thursday whether Rehnquist had really said the word “Reverend.”


“Uh, I can’t say that I remember,” Schenck replied.

“You’re pretty darned specific here. … You made it a big deal about it’s the first time it’s ever happened. I’m just asking, did it really happen?” Jordan pressed.

“I would have to go back and review that. Possibly not,” Schenck replied.

Jordan then dropped a bombshell: A transcript of that day’s court case showing Rehnquist had not actually uttered the word “Reverend.”

“We’re supposed to believe you today? One thing I’ve learned: People who mislead folks on small things mislead them on big things,” the congressman then said.

Big things like Alito leaking the outcome of a case.

“Schenck gained notoriety more recently for claiming that Justice Samuel Alito previewed the outcome of the 2014 Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision to another conservative activist who shared it with him,” according to Fox News.

“Although Alito denied this accusation and investigations have shown no evidence supporting his claims, Schenck was propped up in the media for his opposition to pro-life activism as well as the conservative majority in the court,” Fox News notes.

Indeed, The New York Times ran a whole report about this accusation. In fact, the report was the justification for Thursday’s hearing:

“In a letter to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and in interviews with The New York Times, the Rev. Rob Schenck said he was told the outcome of the 2014 case weeks before it was announced,” the Times reported.

“Mr. Schenck’s allegation creates an unusual, contentious situation: a minister who spent years at the center of the anti-abortion movement, now turned whistle-blower; a denial by a sitting justice; and an institution that shows little outward sign of getting to the bottom of the recent leak of the abortion ruling or of following up on Mr. Schenck’s allegation,” according to the Times.

Schenck has been friendly with the Times for years. In 2019, he wrote a whole op-ed slamming efforts by the right to overturn Roe v. Wade.

As noted earlier, Schenck used to be a staunch pro-life activist. And now that he’s become pro-abortion, he’s made many claims about the Supreme Court.

“The former leader of a religious right organization said he recruited and coached wealthy volunteers including a prominent Dayton, Ohio, evangelical couple to wine, dine and entertain conservative Supreme Court justices while pushing conservative positions on abortion, homosexuality, gun restrictions and other issues,” Politico reported in a profile published over the summer.

“Rob Schenck, an evangelical minister who headed the Faith and Action group headquartered near the Supreme Court from 1995 to 2018, said he arranged over the years for about 20 couples to fly to Washington to visit with and entertain Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and the late Antonin Scalia,” Politico added.

But with Schenck having since been exposed as a liar, he’s now facing massive backlash on social media.


Vivek Saxena


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