Skip to comments.Dems abandon hearing when GOP suggests subpoenas for Sotomayor's staff
Posted on 11/10/2023 4:23:00 AM PST by george76
Majority Democrats on a Senate committee on Thursday abandoned their work, which was targeting conservatives on the Supreme Court, when GOP members suggested subpoenas for the staff of leftist Justice Sonia Sotomayor...
Senate Judiciary Committee “punted” on votes scheduled regarding the issuance of subpoenas for GOP donors Leonard Leo and Harlan Crow.
Sen Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has accused the two of “stonewalling” an investigation into the high court “that seeks to determine whether two Republican-appointed justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, acted with any impropriety,” the report said.
The confrontation was launched when ProPublica said they helped facilitate trips for the justices.
The votes on the subpoenas were abandoned after Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., threatened to file subpoenas against Sotomayor’s staff members, “referencing the Associated Press report that found Sotomayor’s court staff coerced colleges to purchase her books,” the report said.
She accused Democrats, who have been infuriated by the fact that conservative justices on the high court right now outnumber far-left judges, and the decisions released by the court often reflect that division, of trying to discredit the court.
In fact, multiple members of Congress have proposed altering the makeup of the court in order to give Joe Biden a number of open slots for which to nominate leftist ideologues.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., even is on record threatening the conservatives justices who have released multiple Constitution-based opinions.
Crow and Leo aren’t accused of anything illegal but Durbin and other Democrats claim they need to interview them about their knowledge of the justices.
“I promise you, everything that was working well with the committee is now in jeopardy,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said. “You’re going to have a complete s*** show, but if that’s what you want, that’s what you’re gonna get.”
The report documented, “While Crow and Leo have been singled out for their connections to the justices, there is no proof that any lavish trips Alito and Thomas attended had an influence on their votes over the years.”
Carrie Severino, of the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, said the Democrats’ agenda was just another page of their playbook that they intend to use to “pack” the court.
One idea from Democrats has been to add multiple leftist justices, so they can outvote the six conservatives on the court now.
I thought Blackburn was proceeding with subpoenas, not just threatening. She should proceed if she hasn’t.
I believe she is issuing subpoenas in the Hunter Biden/Joe Biden investigation. This is different.
Go Marsha !
Obama-nominated SCOTUS justice has seen net worth spike during tenure on high court.. having her staff sell her books, including .. pressure on schools and libraries to buy a minimum number of her books ..
failing to recuse from several cases involving her book publisher.
There’s something wrong with the staff of leftist Justice Sonia Sotomayor?
Sotomayor’s staff has often prodded public institutions to buy her books.. earned her over $3.7 million since she joined the court in 2009..
She’s the one who most likely leaked the Roe documents and she’s been grifting.
What authority does the senate have over the supreme court? The house has the power to impeach, which seems to be where any “investigation” should begin. It would be hilarious to see these guys challenge the subpoena’s at the supreme court and have the court throw them out.
She should proceed if she hasn’t.“
Many of us assumed it was the dumb Latina that fed the decision to the rats and the press. Turbans action confirms it. Blackburn should step on the gas now. Soto endangered the lives of the other Justices. Despite this Roberts has protected her and that needs to end. She got away with it when she should have been impeached
If the GOP takes the Senate watch for sotomayor’s diabetes to force a hasty retirement.
Democrats go after GOP doners. GOP pussy foots around democrat (Soros) donors.
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