Alito rejects calls to recuse himself from Capitol riot cases over flags controversy

Source: The Hill

“Justice Samuel Alito told lawmakers on Wednesday that he will not recuse himself from upcoming cases related to the 2020 election and the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot after it was reported that flags connected to the ‘Stop the Steal’ effort were flown outside his homes. Alito wrote in a pair of letters to members of Congress that he had nothing to do with flags that were flown over his homes, including an upside-down American flag he said his wife, Martha-Ann, flew as part of a dispute with neighbors in Alexandria, Va. ‘The two incidents you cite do not meet the conditions for recusal … and I therefore have an obligation to sit [for the cases],’ Alito wrote to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), both of whom have called for his recusal from the pending cases.” [editor’s note: Who bribed him this time, I wonder? – TLK] (05/29/24)