AOC: Conservative Justices Should Be Impeached

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

( – On Sunday, during her appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with moderator Chuck Todd, United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), often referred to as AOC, called for several of the conservative justices on the United States Supreme Court to be impeached and removed from the court.

Specifically, as The Hill writes, the congresswoman believes the justices who ”‘misled’ Americans during their confirmation hearings about whether or not they supported overturning Roe v. Wade should be impeached and face ‘consequences’ for lying under oath.”

Ocasio-Cortez stated, “If we allow Supreme Court nominees to lie under oath and secure lifetime appointments to the highest court of the land and then issue — without basis, if you read these opinions — rulings that deeply undermine the human civil rights of the majority of Americans, we must see that through. There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and the hostile takeover of our democratic institutions.”

Ocasio-Cortez was referring to Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett who, in addition to voting to overturn Roe, testified to one degree or another at their United States Senate confirmation hearings that they would not support overturning the case.

According to Ocasio-Cortez, lying under oath is an impeachable offense.

“What makes it particularly dangerous is that it sends a blaring signal to all future nominees that they can now lie to duly elected members of the United States Senate in order to secure a Supreme Court confirmation,” she said.

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