U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who aspires to be Florida’s next governor, has been on every side of the abortion issue during his long political career.
But the Clearwater Democrat finally settled on one position after the U.S. Supreme Court rendered Friday’s decision on Roe v. Wade and empowered states to make their own laws on abortion.
In this case, that meant calling for the removal of two conservative justices who rendered a decision Crist didn’t like.
Apparently not concerned about how anti-democratic and subversive it looks to get rid of lifetime-appointed judges over a ruling that his side opposes, Florida’s former governor, who was once famously law-and-order, back when he was a Republican, called for Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to be impeached.
Crist asserted, without offering any evidence, that both justices, appointed by former President Donald Trump, committed perjury when they discussed Roe during their respective Senate confirmation hearings.
“Today’s ruling makes clear that Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh lied to Congress when they testified, under oath, that in their view Roe v. Wade was settled precedent,” Crist said on social media.
“Perjury is a crime. If perjury is found to have occurred, the correct remedy is impeachment.”
Never mind that it’s Crist’s side who tells Americans that the Constitution is a “living document” that can be changed willy-nilly when it fits their political needs or desires.
It also is one delicious irony that Charlie Crist, who has been almost chameleon-like in his evolution from conservative Republican to left-wing Democrat, is denouncing people for changing their minds or being persuaded by a counter-argument.