Rep. Dan Goldman denounces SCOTUS decision, mourns court’s claim to institutional legitimacy

July 1, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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WASHINGTON, DC — CALLING MONDAY’S SCOTUS DECISION on presidential immunity “a dark day for American Democracy,” Brooklyn Congressmember Goldman (D-10) denounced the ruling, which “gives expansive immunity to a corrupt president who purports to use acts within his official authority to conspire to overturn a lawful election. Worse yet, this ruling is perhaps the final nail in the coffin of this rogue Supreme Court’s claim to institutional legitimacy,” wrote Goldman, who represents much of western Brooklyn and serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, House Committee on Homeland Security and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. Saying that Associate Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito should have recused themselves from the case (after news broke about their roles in trying to overturn the 2020 election, including the flying of a flag widely recognized as a symbol of the “Stop the Steal” movement), Rep. Goldman said that “Chief Justice Roberts has abdicated his duty by failing to police and ensure the impartiality of his court. “Therefore, it is incumbent upon the Legislative Branch to preserve the constitutional foundation of our democracy as three co-equal branches of government.”

Last month, Rep. Goldman and several colleagues co-introduced the ‘Supreme Court Ethics and Investigations Act,” which would establish a dedicated investigative body within the Supreme Court to provide transparency and accountability through exhaustive investigations into alleged ethical improprieties and reports to Congress on its findings.

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