ICYMI: Sen. Mike Lee Demands Apology from Rick Hasen for Untruthful Statements

On Wednesday, Senator Mike Lee accused liberal law professor Rick Hasen of testifying untruthfully before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on The Constitution and demanded that he apologize. In his testimony, Hasen made personal attacks on the integrity of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, asserting that they intentionally misconstrued the Voting Rights Act in Brnovich for the ulterior objective of making it difficult for citizens to obtain legal protection for their right to vote.

Senator Lee responded swiftly and forcefully. He stated that while honest lawyers can disagree about the meaning of a statute, he believes that the Supreme Court accurately interpreted the Voting Rights Act. But what Senator Lee condemned was how Hasen attributed the outcomes of Supreme Court decisions to dishonesty by the Justices. Such claims, according to Senator Lee, are patently false and beneath the dignity of the Senate. He demanded Hasen apologize.

Hasen was brazen in response when he stated later in the hearing:

Far from apologizing to Justice Alito as Senator Lee suggested, I want to double down and say that this is an opinion that is unmoored to the text.

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Judicial Watch's Russell Nobile provided a welcome contrast to Hasen and the other Democrats' testimony.

We agree with Senator Lee, Hasen should apologize for his unnecessary and unprofessional personal attacks on Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.