WASHINGTON, D.C. – Editor’s note. U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the lawless attack on the independence of the Supreme Court:
Last night’s stunning breach was an attack on the independence of the Supreme Court. By every indication, this was yet another escalation in the radical left’s ongoing campaign to bully and intimidate federal judges and substitute mob rule for the rule of law.
The disgraceful statements by President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader Schumer refuse to defend judicial independence and the rule of law and instead play into this toxic spectacle. Real leaders should defend the Court’s independence unconditionally.
This lawless action should be investigated and punished as fully as possible. The Chief Justice must get to the bottom of it and the Department of Justice must pursue criminal charges if applicable.
All nine Justices should tune out the bad-faith noise and feel totally free to do their jobs, following the facts and the law where they lead.