Democrats Make Supreme Court Justice Pay

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( – On Sunday, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) called for Chief Justice John Roberts to testify before Congress following the recent controversies surrounding the ethics standards of the country’s high court and the Supreme Court’s latest decisions.

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki,” Khanna stated that he had met the chief justice before and that at the time he had stated that he cared for both democracy and the court’s legitimacy. Khanna argued that if that was still the case then he should testify before Congress.

During the interview, he added that it was time for the justices to be introduced to Congress members and that this used to be a lot more common in the past. However, now the Supreme Court members are cloistered which has resulted in them being out of touch. He then questioned what Roberts had to be afraid of by testifying.

The Supreme Court recently ended its term with a number of controversial rulings that included striking affirmative action and blocking the student loan debt relief plan.

Khanna argued that he would be supportive of having congressional hearings on this matter, but when asked about whether he would support Roberts being subpoenaed by Congress he noted that he would defer that question to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and the Senate Committee.

Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) stated that should Roberts not come to testify voluntarily then he should possibly be subpoenaed.

A Quinnipiac University poll last month showed that approximately 30 percent of registered voters approved of the Supreme Court.

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