United for Democracy Calls Senate Judiciary Subpoenas a “Critical Step” Toward Transparency and Accountability: Thanks Sens. Durbin & Whitehouse
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to subpoena right-wing megadonor Harlan Crow and conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo as the next step in the Committee’s probe into the decades-long Supreme Court influence and corruption scheme. Stasha Rhodes, Campaign Director of United for Democracy, issued the following statement:
“People across the country, including the tens of millions we represent, are increasingly disillusioned with today’s biased and corrupt Supreme Court. These subpoenas are a critical step toward Congress exercising its judicial oversight powers on behalf of their constituents. We thank Chairman Durbin and Senator Whitehouse for leading this effort through weeks of bad-faith attacks and obstructionism that prioritized protecting the ultra-wealthy and powerful over the transparency and accountability the American people want and deserve.”
Polling shows widespread, bipartisan outrage over judicial corruption scandals, with significant majorities of Republicans and Democrats alike supporting Senate investigations into the justices’ acceptance of undisclosed gifts from billionaires with interests before the Court.