AOC says conservative justices lied under oath, should be impeached [View all]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) on Sunday said conservative U.S. Supreme Court 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 told NBCs Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd the Supreme Court dramatically overreached its authority and created a crisis of legitimacy that President Biden should address.
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, the lawmaker said.
There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and the hostile takeover of our democratic institutions, she added.