Impeachment should be "very seriously considered" if Supreme Court justices lied in their confirmation hearings about their intentions to overturn Roe v. Wade, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday.
"The Supreme Court has dramatically overreached its authority," Ocasio-Cortez said, adding that "this is a crisis of legitimacy."
“If we allow Supreme Court nominees to lie under oath and secure lifetime appointments to the highest court of the land and then issue — issue without basis, if you read these opinions — rulings that deeply undermine the human civil rights of the majority of Americans, we must see that through,” she said.
"There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and the hostile takeover of our democratic institutions,” she added.
"What makes it particularly dangerous is that it sends a blaring signal to all future nominees that they can now lie to duly elected members of the United States Senate, in order to secure Supreme Court confirmations and seats on the Supreme Court."