Pelosi asks if Roberts has ‘gone rogue’ along with Alito, Thomas

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lambasted the Supreme Court amid its ethics controversies, raising the question of whether Chief Justice John Roberts has “gone rogue.”

Asked in an interview on CNN whether she has confidence in the high court, Pelosi said, “No.”

“I think they’ve gone rogue,” she replied. “It’s most unfortunate.”

“But it’s unfortunate further to see what the other justices … what happened to the chief justice? Did he go weak? Or, did he go rogue? I don’t know,” Pelosi added.

The Supreme Court has faced increased scrutiny over the past year following a series of reports detailing various undisclosed luxury trips, gifts and questionable extrajudicial activities involving multiple justices.

The reports sparked interest in congressional oversight of the justices’ behavior and the gifts they accept. Senate Democrats in particular have repeatedly pushed for legislation to increase oversight of the nation’s high court.

The pressure ramped up after reports surfaced about a pair of flags flown over Alito’s homes, including an upside-down American flag over his Alexandria, Va., residence in the days surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and President Biden’s inauguration.

“No, I don’t have confidence in the Supreme Court,” Pelosi continued. “See, I respect their point of view. If they have a point of view about a woman’s right to choose, OK. But that’s not what they’re there to do. To advocate for a point of view, run for Congress. They’re there to uphold the Constitution of the United States.”

“And many of them said in their hearings for confirmation, they said that they supported the precedents of the court … [and] supported the privacy in the Constitution,” the California Democrat continued. “And what do they do? They vote their opinion on policy rather than the oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States.”

The Hill reached out to the Supreme Court for comment.

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