BREAKING: Justice Alito officially refuses to recuse himself from Trump cases

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has just sent letters to both the House and Senate informing them that he will NOT step aside and recuse himself from the pending Trump cases before the high court.

In the letters, Alito suggested those calling for his recusal are motivated by political or ideological considerations and that no reasonable person would ever conclude that the upside flags, raised by his wife, would be grounds for recusal.

Here’s more from NBC News:

Conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday declined to step aside from two pending cases relating to former President Donald Trump and the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol following recent news reports about contentious flags flown at his private properties.

In letters to members of Congress calling for his recusal, Alito said that the two incidents involving flags at his home in Virginia and a vacation property in New Jersey first reported by The New York Times “do not meet the conditions for recusal” set out in the Supreme Court’s newly adopted ethics code.

Alito said that in both instances “a reasonable person who is not motivated by political or ideological considerations or a desire to affect the outcome of Supreme Court cases” would conclude that no recusal was required. One letter was sent to Senators while the other was sent to members of the House of Representatives.

He added he had no involvement in the decision to fly either flag, saying they were raised by his wife, Martha-Ann Alito.

While I was sure he wouldn’t recuse himself, I’m so glad he sent these letters to end this ridiculousness once and for all. Good for him.

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