On Sunday Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said right-wing U.S. Supreme Court justices who “misled” senators during confirmation hearings should be impeached for lying under oath.
The justices testified under oath about whether they supported overturning Roe v. Wade.
Speaking with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Ocasio-Cortez told host Chuck Todd the court’s reactionary majority “dramatically overreached its authority.”
Striking down the 1973 legal precedent on Friday imperilled access to abortion care throughout the U.S., she said.
Ocasio-Cortez said there must be consequences for “such a deeply destabilizing action and the hostile takeover of our democratic institutions.”