AOC Wants Senate to Declare ‘Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire’ to Gorsuch and Kavanaugh
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) got together with Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) to challenge the Senate to declare Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh liars. The whole “pants on fire” thing too, I would imagine.
They wrote a letter that was addressed to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer where they claimed that both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh lied to the Senate when they said that Roe v. Wade was a settled precedent while they were being confirmed.
“Our Constitutional Republic cannot tolerate Supreme Court Justices who lied in order to get confirmed. The legitimacy of the Court is at stake,” Lieu tweeted
“Letter from @AOC and me requesting the Senate to make a finding on whether Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch lied to the American people,” he continued.
Our Constitutional Republic cannot tolerate Supreme Court Justices who lied in order to get confirmed. The legitimacy of the Court is at stake.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 11, 2022
AOC shared Lieu’s post and added her comments, “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.”
In the letter to the Senate, Lieu, and AOC wrote, “We request that the Senate make its position clear on whether Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch lied under oath during their confirmation hearings.”
They also said that wanted to call out the justice’s actions before the moment passes.
What these senators do not understand is that stating that those cases were “precedent” did not mean that either justice was lying. It also did not mean that they were promising never to overturn a precedent.
Here’s a precedent that even AOC would want to be overturned: Korematsu v. United States — which allowed for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It was considered precedent until it wasn’t.