The committee could vote as early as Nov. 9 to issue subpoenas to GOP donors Harlan Crow and Robin Arkley II, as well as legal activist, Leonard Leo.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on issuing subpoenas to two well-known Republican donors and a conservative legal activist, CBS News reported.
“By accepting these lavish, undisclosed gifts, the justices have enabled their wealthy benefactors and other individuals with business before the court to gain access to the justices while preventing public scrutiny of this conduct,” the joint statement said.
The vote is all up to Democrats as over ten members of the Judiciary panel on the blue side of the aisle have the authorization to give the subpoenas without Republican support. Committee members on the GOP side have accused Democrats of targeting conservative justices since decisions have been made on controversial issues including abortion, affirmative action, guns, and religious rights.
Democratic committee members have been on the prowl for information from Crow, Arkley, and Leo since news outlet ProPublica highlighted ties between Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito with the donors.
Republican senators feel issuing a subpoena is an unfair attack seeking to undermine the high court because of decisions that Democrats have disagreed with, according to Roll Call.
Source: Black Enterprise