Democrats want revenge on the Supreme Court.
And leftists are taking no prisoners.
Now Democrats delivered this Supreme Court ultimatum that will change everything.
Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehead – a known conspiracy theorist who served as a superspreader of misinformation during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing – teamed up with Georgia Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson to threaten Chief Justice John Roberts with Congressional action unless the Supreme Court began forcing Justices to recuse themselves from cases where Democrats claim a conflict of interest exists.
“If the Court … is not willing to undertake fact-finding inquiries into possible ethics violations that leaves Congress as the only forum,” Johnson and Whitehouse wrote.
Reverend Rob Schenck – a former pro-life activist turned radical abortion supporter – claimed that an activist he recruited named Gayle Wright told him back in 2014 that she attended a dinner with Justice Samuel Alito and his wife where Justice Alito supposedly leaked the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision, a key win for religious liberty against Obamacare’s abortion drug coverage mandate.
“Rob, if you want some interesting news please call. No emails,” Wright wrote in an email following the dinner.
In a statement to the Times, Justice Alito did not deny knowing Wright and her husband, but he said it was a “casual and purely social relationship.”
Alito denied Schenck’s claim, telling the Times that the “allegation that the Wrights were told the outcome of the decision in the Hobby Lobby case, or the authorship of the opinion of the Court, by me or my wife, is completely false.”
For her part, Gayle Wright also denied telling Schenck that Alito leaked the Hobby Lobby decision.
Instead, she revealed that the “big news” she wrote about in her email was the fact that Justice Alito drove her home following the dinner.
“In the interview, Mrs. Wright said that while she did not have her calendars from those days, she believed the night in question involved a dinner at the Alitos’ home during which she fell ill. She said that the Justice drove her and her husband back to her hotel, and that this might have been the news she wanted to share with Mr. Schenck,” the Times reported.
Democrats seized on this story because their ultimate goal is to force the Supreme Court to adopt tougher conflict of interest rules to force Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from key cases due to his wife Ginni’s political activism.
The Left knows it is on the wrong end of a six to three Republican-appointed majority.
That’s why they are looking for a backdoor scheme to force conservatives to sit out high-profile cases in order to give leftists a better chance at winning.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.