Who is behind the unprecedented leak of the U.S. Supreme Court draft decision that overturns Roe v. Wade? One congressman believes that he knows where we can find the answer.
According to Newsmax, Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) recently opined that at least one of the Supreme Court’s liberal justices knows who is behind the leak.
Rosendale said as much Thursday during an interview that he did on Newsmax TV’s Wake Up America.
“We all could probably agree that the justices that were appointed by Democrat presidents know who the leaker was,” Rosenthal said. That narrows it down to Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor.
The congressman went on to say that the leaker could be one person or multiple people, and he suggested that it is not outside the realm of possibility that one or more of the court’s liberal justices were directly involved in the leak.
“There could be more people involved, and those people could go all the way to the top,” Rosenthal said. “Don’t eliminate the judges because you know people, so there’s no way that would happen. No way. Think about it.”
Rosenthal noted that it could take a long time before the identity of the leaker or leakers is revealed, although he expressed his wish that it doesn’t take that long.
Is it criminal?
In Rosendale’s opinion, it is unclear whether or not the leak of the draft decision could have criminal consequences. But, he did make it clear that he believes that the so-called protests that we have seen from the left, which have been staged in front of the justices’ homes, are illegal.
“It is a federal crime to go in and try and get a justice to change their vote,” Rosendale said. “To try and influence the outcome of a court decision is a crime. It’s a federal crime, and again, we see the Department of Justice is laying down on the job and not pursuing these people that are trying to intimidate them.”
Rosenthal said that “what bothers” him about the leak is that it undermines “the institution and the trust factor that these folks [the justices] have with each other,” something that Rosenthal noted is “very difficult to restore.”
Here, Rosenthal was echoing a statement made by Justice Clarence Thomas, that “when you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally.”
There is certainly some logic to what Rosendale had to say in the interview. Chances are the court’s liberal justices know a lot more than anyone else about the leak.