AOC calls for ‘consequences’ for Supreme Court after Roe ousted, claims there was ‘hostile takeover’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) on Sunday demanded that Supreme Court justices pay “consequences” for participating in a “hostile takeover” of American democracy.

What did AOC say?

Ocasio-Cortez claimed on NBC News’ Meet the Press that the United States is facing a “crisis in our democracy” because the Supreme Court has fallen Roe v. Calf.

Specifically, Ocasio-Cortez alleged that several Supreme Court justices lied during their Senate confirmation hearings and overturned abortion precedents “without basis.” She suggested that such actions must have consequences.

“If we allow Supreme Court nominees to lie under oath and secure lifetime appointments to the nation’s highest court, and then baselessly — if you read these opinions — issue baseless judgments that profoundly undermine the human and civil rights of the majority of the Americans, we have to do this,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and a hostile takeover of our democratic institutions,” she continued.

“To allow it is to allow it,” she added. “And what makes it particularly dangerous is that it sends a strong signal to all prospective candidates that they can now lie to duly elected members of the United States Senate to secure Supreme Court confirmations and Supreme Court seats.”


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However, the New York Democrat failed to explain how abortion precedents were overturned “without basis.”

The court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization more than 78 pages in totaldissecting piece by piece what many legal scholars – including Ruth Bader Ginsburg – believed was flawed jurisprudence by a cross-tribunal.

Later in the interview, Ocasio-Cortez said she believes lying under oath is a “chargeable crime” and suggested that Supreme Court justices who she believes are guilty of lying should be charged.

Did the judges lie?

Since Dobbs Last Friday, scores of Democrats — and even Republican Sen. Susan Collins — have either implied or directly claimed that Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh lied during their Senate confirmation hearings.

Central to their claim is that every judge agreed Roe v. calf was a precedent that had been confirmed by Planned Parenthood vs. Casey. However, neither judge specifically said they would vote to keep it roe when the question of abortion comes to court in the future.

In case of DobbsJudge Samuel Alito, who wrote the court opinion, explained at length why roe should be overturned and why the jurisprudence of rigid decision did not instruct the court to uphold this roe forever.

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Laura Coffey

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