U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of many public figures who has raised issues with the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. During a recent appearance on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd, Ocasio-Cortez said that the court “dramatically overreached its authority” and created a “crisis of legitimacy” that the White House should address.
As she and Todd discussed the matter further, the New York native claimed that several Supreme Court justices misled the public during their confirmation hearings. Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and several others have been accused of dodging questions regarding Roe v. Wade during their respective confirmation hearings.
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and the hostile takeover of our democratic institutions.”
Ocasio-Cortez feels that the White House must address the issue moving forward or it will leave the door open for other justices to do the same in the future.
“What makes it particularly dangerous is that it sends a blaring signal to all future nominees that they can now lie to duly elected members of the United States Senate in order to secure a Supreme Court confirmation.”