Whitehouse Statement on Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Markup

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Courts Subcommittee, today released the following statement on the subpoenas for Leonard Leo and Harlan Crow being held over in the Senate Judiciary Committee:

“In an ordinary time, and with an ordinary Supreme Court, this would have been an uneventful day.  Billionaires, with demonstrated interests in influencing the Court, making enormous secret gifts to justices, obviously merits investigation.  By putting up 90 amendments, Republicans jammed the gears of the committee.  We will still go forward, now that we have seen this strategy, with unified support on the Democratic side for getting to the bottom of what is going on with this pattern of secret billionaire gifts to justices.”

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