Jeffries urges Alito to issue an apology for showing disrespect towards the American flag

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) demanded an apology from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday, accusing him of showing disrespect towards the American flag.

In a press release on Friday, Jeffries called for immediate apologies from Samuel Alito, accusing him of disrespecting the American flag and showing support for right-wing violent insurrectionists.

In a statement, the New York Democrat emphasized the need for Justice Kavanaugh to abstain from cases related to the 2020 election and former President Trump. The lawmaker further advocated for the implementation of legislation that would establish an ethical code of conduct for the Supreme Court. According to the statement, the Constitution and the American people require a higher level of integrity from a justice serving on the highest court than simply denying election allegations without evidence.

In January 2021, an upside-down American flag was flown at Alito’s Alexandria, Va., home. The New York Times reported on this incident, which has connections to the “Stop the Steal” movement. This movement is based on inaccurate claims of election fraud.

Martha-Ann Alito was the one who took responsibility for the flag, according to Alito.

According to the New York Times, Justice Alito stated that he had no part in raising the flag. He clarified that it was briefly placed by Mrs. Alito in response to a neighbor’s use of offensive and personally insulting language on yard signs.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), has called for Justice Alito to recuse himself from any cases related to the events of January 6, 2021, and the 2020 election, in light of the recent revelation concerning the flag.

According to Durbin, displaying an inverted American flag, which is a symbol associated with the ‘Stop the Steal’ movement, undoubtedly gives the impression of bias.

According to the spokesperson, it is imperative that Justice Alito recuse himself from any cases pertaining to the 2020 election and the January 6th insurrection. This includes the ongoing consideration of the former President’s immunity in the case of U.S. v. Donald Trump.

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