Ocasio-Cortez Sounds the Alarm on Supreme Court’s ‘Dangerous Creep’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) denounced the series of controversial Supreme Court rulings last week and argued that they “signal a dangerous drift toward authoritarianism” on Sunday.

“These are the types of decisions that signal a dangerous drift toward authoritarianism and the centralization of power within the court,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN’s Dana Bash.

The New York Democrat, earlier in the interview, warned that a lack of checks and balances on the court would lead to an “undemocratic and frankly dangerous authoritarian expansion of power”.

The AOC later dropped the name of Judge Elena Kagan, who — in the court’s ruling on Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan — said today’s court “is beyond its proper and limited role in the governance of our nation”.

She added that in the weeks leading up to the student loan ruling, reports surfaced that Judge Samuel Alitodi failed to disclose a luxury trip with GOP donor and billionaire Paul Singer, chairman of the group. Manhattan Institute curator whose dissertation with the Cato Institute provided support. behind states challenging Biden’s plan.

“We have a wide array of tools to deal with misconduct, excess and abuse of power and the Supreme Court has not been given the adequate oversight needed to preserve its own legitimacy,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“And in the process, they themselves destroyed the legitimacy of the Court, which is deeply dangerous for our entire democracy.”

You can watch more of Ocasio-Cortez’s interview with CNN below.


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