Democrats Skeptical Of Alito’s Explanation For Upside-Down Flag Display

Senate Democrats are unconvinced by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s explanation for the upside-down U.S. flag displayed outside his Alexandria, Virginia, home two weeks after the Jan. 6, 2021, protests. And the left is having a complete meltdown in their push to get one of the conservative justices on the bench to recuse themselves.

Alito told The New York Times that his wife briefly flew the flag amid a dispute with neighbors without his knowledge but Democrats are desperate to have the judge recuse himself; so they are harping on this topic as much as they can.

“There’s no way he was unaware,” said Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a senior member of the panel, agreed stating, “Supplying strange excuses to Fox News is not a substitute for a real investigation into whether Justice Alito needs to recuse from insurrection cases.”

One point of Democratic agreement is that Alito’s explanation for the flag flap was unconvincing. “I don’t think [Alito] has a thing for gold bars,” said Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), referring to the ongoing corruption case of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) who has also cast blame on his wife for some of the alleged conduct. “But I don’t ever think throwing your wife under the bus is ever going to be a great strategy for anything.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) agreed: “Pointing to your wife is never a good defense.”