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The Alito Flag Scandal Just Got Worse. What’s the Next Move for Dems?

As Chief Justice John Roberts refuse to meet with Democrats, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse addresses whether hearings involving Samuel Alito's upside-down flag would be an appropriate next step.

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Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito refused to recuse himself from hearing Jan. 6-related cases amid controversy over an upside-down U.S. flag outside Alito’s home that’s associated with Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” effort. Then, on Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts denied Democrats’ demand for a meeting, adding to the imperiousness around the conservative justices and making the Alito scandal look worse. We talked to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, about what he called the “omerta” code for right wing justicesand whether it’s time for hearings into the Alito mess. Listen to this episode here.

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