Posted 18 days ago
Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn is pressing for the Senate Judiciary Committee to issue a subpoena for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's flight logs in order to identify possible perpetrators partaking in his "horrific conduct."
"Since we're in the business of issuing subpoenas now, here are a few more that I've filed," Blackburn told the committee during a Thursday hearing looking into possible subpoenas being pushed by Democrats related to a Supreme Court ethics probe.
"A subpoena to Jeffrey Epstein's estate to provide the flight logs for his private plane. Given the numerous allegations of human trafficking and abuse surrounding Mr. Epstein, we've got to identify everyone who could have participated in his horrific conduct," she said.
Blackburn went on to slam efforts by Democrats on the committee to target justices on the Supreme Court, and said they should be focusing on "real issues."
"If you want to take up our time and go there, Mr. Chairman, we can go there. This is a sad day in the history of this prestigious committee, but I'm confident that the American people see this sham for what it really is," she said.
Following Blackburn's resistance, as well as that of her Republican colleagues on the committee, Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., halted the authorization of the Supreme Court subpoenas.... (Read more)