Congessman Charlie Crist says justices should be impeached; Pelosi, Schumer say justices lied to them

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By BETHANY BLANKLEY | THE CENTER SQUARE

Democratic Congressman Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor of Florida who’s running once again as a Democrat hoping to defeat incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis, said Friday that Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached if they lied under oath during their Senate confirmation hearings.

He provided no evidence of either Gorsuch or Kavanaugh lying under oath.

Crist’s call comes after Gorsuch and Kavanaugh joined in a majority U.S. Supreme Court ruling to overturn two landmark abortion cases – Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The decision returns decisions on the legality of abortion back to the states.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, both Democrats, accused the conservative justices of lying without mentioning them by name.

“Today’s ruling makes clear that Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh lied to Congress when they testified, under oath, that in their view Roe v. Wade was settled precedent,” Crist said in a Facebook post. “Perjury is a crime. If perjury is found to have occurred, the correct remedy is impeachment.”

In a joint statement, Pelosi and Schumer said in part, “Several of these conservative Justices, who are in no way accountable to the American people, have lied to the U.S. Senate, ripped up the Constitution and defiled both precedent and the Supreme Court’s reputation – all at the expense of tens of millions of women who could soon be stripped of their bodily autonomy and the constitutional rights they’ve relied on for half a century.”

Three justices who voted to overturn Roe were appointed by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate: Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court, Gorsuch, “refused to take a position on Roe,” NPR reports. During his confirmation hearing in 2017, Gorsuch replied to a question posed by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., saying he “would have walked out the door” if Trump had asked him to vote to overturn Roe, NPR points out.

In 2018, Kavanaugh said in his opening remarks that Roe had been “settled as a precedent of the Supreme Court,” and was “entitled the respect under principles of stare decisis.”

Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority opinion, was joined by the three justices appointed by Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts. Alito wrote: “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

He also argued, “a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the Nation’s history and traditions. On the contrary, an unbroken tradition of prohibiting abortion on pain of criminal punishment persisted from the earliest days of the common law until 1973. …

“Roe’s constitutional analysis was far outside the bounds of any reasonable interpretation of the various constitutional provisions to which it vaguely pointed.”

Trump told Fox News the ruling followed the Constitution, “giving rights back when they should have been given long ago. This brings everything back to the states where it has always belonged.”

14 COMMENTS

  1. Idiot Leftists.

    Prepare to watch the kick off of the Summer of. Democrat Brownshirt Rage. It’s going to be 120 days of Krystalnacht against conservatives. If AG Garland and the corrupt DOJ don’t stand up right now and start arresting violent Democrats tonight, then they are the ones who should be impeached.

  2. Imagine that! Pelosi and UpChuck accusing of someone lying to them. Is not the kettle allowed to call the pot black? Democrats are the sorriest POS in this country.

  3. A desperate man begging for relevancy in a lost election.

    Funny how when the left loses they go psycho and demand changes so they can’t lose again.

  4. Has anyone seen Hunter’s other laptops anywhere? He’s missing a few other laptops and we need them back ASAP, as there may be more kiddie porn and evidence of the Big Guy taking bribe money and kick-back goodies from the Commie Chinese. If you are a good Democrat, you’ll help me. Those nasty Republicans want to impeach me in January 2023.

    • Hey Brandon,
      Let’s wait until February. The Democrats will be having Insurrections at the Capitol over abortion and gun control. Call out the troops, Brandon.
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      LGBTQ has already been having their Insurrections. It’s called their national grooming and pedophile-enabling activities in the classrooms.
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      Yep, Brandon, you sure know how to f*ck-up a great country. MASA. Make America Sick Again.

  5. Impeachment fever has a 5-month incubation period.

    It’ll become evident in November but won’t be in full control until mid-January.

    Conservatives are salivating. Liberals should be running, not slithering, to their safe spaces.
    But they aren’t allowed to think such thoughts.

    Sometimes Democrats just can’t control the pandemics they love to start!

  6. Fair that an experienced liar might feel qualified to identify one of its own.
    But then they lie about it.

  7. Crist wanted to hear what he wanted to hear. However I welcome his challenge, and while he is at it perhaps he can go after Judge Jackson too for her inability to define what a woman is…

  8. I know a lot of people who have a nuanced opinion (i.e. legal in some circumstances) on abortion and I understand the far pro-life view. Can anyone explain the extreme pro-abortion, late-term, no-shame, no nuance stance???

  9. The liars got lied to how funny is that. To bad deal with it as we do every time you open your mouths.

  10. What autonomy are they ripping away? It states, “ all at the expense of tens of millions of women who could soon be stripped of their bodily autonomy and the constitutional rights they’ve relied on for half a century.”

    I think the swimmers are losing to someone that chose to strip away their bodily autonomy. Big difference…. There goes the “party of science.”

  11. In ignorance Crist fails to realize that it is the natural right of an “enlightened” man to change his mind regarding any matter!

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