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Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Investigating U.S. Supreme Court Ahead of 2024 Election

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The Democratic left continues to chip away at the country’s founding institutions in a naked attempt to gain power, and that includes a new tactic announced this week by “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The left-wing extremist from New York is calling on her party to demonize the U.S. Supreme Court ahead of the 2024 election in an attempt to de-legitimize it with an investigation should her party win back the House in November.

“We need to go after the Supreme Court … and through the Supreme Court, we explore the entire network of issues that are most important to everyday Americans: the influence of dark money in creating a government that works against the American people, the majority of the American people,” she told the Off-Message website.

The Washington Examiner added:

Justices on the Supreme Court have faced apparently coordinated efforts to tarnish them as unethical when vacationing with wealthy friends, including accepting gifts from them and selling a piece of land to a CEO whose company had business in front of the court. But the gifts were never required to be disclosed. 

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The New Yorker has criticized the court of being partisan to the Right after it overturned Roe v. Wade and returned the matter of abortion back to the states.

“The Supreme Court is a political institution, and Chief Justice [John] Roberts may not like to hear that, but he works with them, and he knows,” the congresswoman said. “It’s a political institution that responds to pressure. And absent pressure, they are going to do more of what we saw this week, which is enabling and risking our entire democracy at the behest of Donald Trump and Leonard Leo and the entire network that installed them there. And we have to fight back. We need to show people what they vote for.”

Democrats, however, did not think that President Joe Biden’s only nominee to the high court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, was political in nature, despite her left-wing stances and viewpoints before and during her confirmation.

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In her interview, AOC also said that the Senate should still go after the Supreme Court now while Democrats still control the chamber, even if such a probe goes nowhere in the GOP-controlled House.

“I just think it is so important that I think our party understands that we gain momentum and we gain support when people either see us winning or catch us trying,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And if we’re not winning, we need to be caught trying.”

Conservatives have accused Democrats of attempting to destroy faith and trust in other institutions as well, such as the electoral system, by dramatically expanding early voting and challenging voter ID laws, as well as allowing people in the country illegally to vote in local elections.

Last month, a legal analyst for CNN said he believes the country’s highest court will rule in favor of former President Donald Trump regarding states kicking him off the 2024 ballot over a false claim that he engaged in an “insurrection” on Jan. 6, 2021.

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Elie Honig outlined in a column the court will rule in the 14th Amendment cases filed throughout the country. After assessing all of the potential questions and scenarios, the former federal prosecutor wrote that he believes the nation’s highest court will rule in favor of Trump.

“Nobody knows for sure how this is going to go. No practitioner, no law professor, no retired judge, no Twitter icon, no TV analyst or former prosecutor (ahem) can rightly make bold declarations about how the ongoing legal Armageddon over the 14th Amendment will ultimately come out,” Honig began in his column for the New York Intelligencer.

“…[W]e can draw on adjacent examples, but we’ve never seen anything quite like the ongoing effort to disqualify Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot,” he said.

“If the Court wants to issue one definitive ruling that will resolve all 14th Amendment challenges nationwide, it has two pathways — and both of them result in Trump victories,” Honig wrote.

“First, the Supreme Court could rule that only Congress has the authority to set procedures for application of the 14th Amendment and that, in the absence of such enabling legislation, the states are out of luck,” he continued, noting that Section 5 of the 14th Amendment says that “Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

“Second, the Court might rule that the 14th Amendment does not apply to the presidency. On one hand, the Amendment’s text does delineate certain offices — senators, representatives, even presidential electors — but not the president,” he noted, though he speculated that the authors of the amendment certainly wanted it to apply to the presidency as well.

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