If you haven’t figured it out yet, Democrats are none too happy that Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court case that made abortion legal back in 1973, was overturned this year. As a result, they are trying everything they can to reverse that more recent decision and bring back the en masse murder of innocents.
One way in which they are attempting to achieve this is by going after Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the conservative justice believed to have first suggested and pushed along the undoing of Roe during the Dobbs case this past year. In particular, they blame him for the leak of his opinion on the case that came out before the decision was made final or public.
There’s just one major problem with the House Judiciary Committee’s majority plans. Their star witness is a certified and proven liar.
Enter conservative turned progressive activist and Reverend Robert Schenck.
According to Schenck, it was Alito himself who leaked his opinion, a direct violation of his duties as a Supreme Court justice and member of the judiciary system. Soon after hearing about the leak, Schenck contacted Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to inform him that it was all Alito’s fault and that he should be punished. He also noted that this was not the first time Alito supposedly leaked Supreme Court decisions before they were officially made.
Schenck offered his services in understanding the past leak as well as the present one.
Awfully nice of him, right?
The only problem is that Schenck isn’t exactly known for his honesty. Even the Supreme Court has deemed him “not entirely credible.”
This ruling was earned way back in 1996 when Schenck appeared in court on behalf of his brother Paul. According to the Buffalo News, Paul was being accused of “provoking” an escort outside of an abortion clinic. And since Schenck was present at the time of the supposed wrongdoing, he was a witness for the case.
Both Paul and Schenck claimed that neither of them was present at the address the incident took place as part of Project Rescue. Instead, they both said they were there to preach and spread the word of God.
However, the court found that both of their testimonies seemed to have problems and, therefore, were “not credible.” The same was said about the brothers’ testimony about switching clothes to mislead pro-abortion advocates.
Some years later, in 2014, it was Schenck who claimed that Alito had leaked the majority opinion in the Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case. Schenck contended that the Supreme Court justice had dinner with a couple, who are supposedly mutual friends of his. And at that dinner, Alito spilled the beans on what that SCOTUS decision would be.
Now, seeing as those accusations were never brought to court and proven or disproven, the House Judiciary Committee is going on Schenck’s word alone, which has, I’m sure you’ve surmised, isn’t very trustworthy.
Nevertheless, Schenck has apparently become their star witness, hoping to tie Alito to the Hobby Lobby leak and then the Dobbs one.
But again, based on the word of pretty much everyone else, it’s looking like he’s stretched the truth again.
According to Alito, he did, in fact, have dinner with Gayle and Don Wright prior to the Hobby Lobby case being completed in 2014. And the Wrights agree to this. However, all three of them, both husband and wife, as well as Alito, say the discussion of that case was never brought up.
There is also the small matter of Schenck admitting on his own blog that he’s a liar. Schenck wrote, “In my 64-plus years, I’ve not only believed a fair number of consequential lies, I’ve promulgated them. Sometimes I did it knowingly, and at other times, unwittingly. I also protected lies told by others. I’m resolved not to do any of this anymore.”
Why can’t I believe him…
In any case, it seems that Schenck isn’t going to be viewed very favorably by the Supreme Court or anyone who’s tasked with deciding if his stories are true. It’s another nail in the coffin for Roe, to be sure.