AOC claims Supreme Court has lost its 'legitimacy'

By Jen Krausz on
 April 10, 2023

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to CNN's State of the Union on Sunday to question the "legitimacy" of the Supreme Court after news that Justice Clarence Thomas may have accepted gifts from wealthy long-time friends.

She accused:

He stated that the reason and the rationale for this exemption was personal hospitality from an old friend. And he said himself in his statement a friend of 25 years. Justice Thomas has been on the court for 30 years, and so to stay what he is admitting in his statement, in an attempt to defend himself, is that he began this relationship with a billionaire and receiving these sorts of gifts as after he was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. I think that that in and of itself indicates a very, very serious problem.

When asked whether the Justice Department should investigate, she suggested that laws have been broken and noted that Chief Justice John Roberts had been called on to investigate.

"I do not think that this court any longer has the legitimacy, especially after the Supreme Court leak last year, which never came to a conclusion because the investigation itself that Chief Justice Roberts started back then," she said.

She then seemed to leapfrog right over investigating and said Thomas should be impeached.

After the impeachments of Trump and his electoral loss in 2020, the left may think that's the winning strategy to get rid of whoever they don't like. Luckily AOC's positions are usually fringe and not mainstream, so Thomas is probably safe for now.