Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is adding new proposals to its anti-corruption plan, this time with one particularly provocative goal: President Trump's sister.
In an average post published on Monday, the Massachusetts Democrat suggested closing the door that "allows federal judges to escape investigations into misconduct by retiring from office."
Outlining the idea, Warren specifically mentions a case involving Trump's sister, Marianna Trump-Barry, whose retirement has sharply investigated her role in various family tax schemes and potential fraud.
"In my plan, investigations will remain open until their publications are publicly available and any penalties for infringement are issued," Warren wrote in the publication.
By projecting the Trump-Barry case, Warren became the first Democratic presidential candidate to make an open shot at the president's sister. But Trump-Barry is not the only judge Warren cites as the basis for his ethics policy. The senator also cites allegations of sexual misconduct against former Court of Appeal Judge Alex Kozinski and how a prosecution investigation was denied when he resigned.
Nor is the proposal for federal judges the lone board in new politics. The proposal is one of many in a larger package that includes a ban on "lobbyists making political contributions" and "pooling donations or raising funds to raise political candidates." In addition, it will ban senior officials and members. Congress to serve on profit tips. and prohibits the courts from using sealed settlements to conceal evidence in public health and safety cases. Collectively, the program is ambitious in scope, but will face barriers to transition. Warren attaches it to his current ethics bill, which requires congressional approval in
The timing of Warren's proposals is politically intriguing, as it comes as reports of new sexual accusations of violations that have arisen against Supreme Court Justice Bret Cavanaugh. Warren, like many of her opponents of democracy in 2020 said on Sunday that they believed the new findings would guarantee Cavanaugh's impeachment, something that the Ral progressive groups are also seeking.
Outlining her new promise of ethics, Warren says the proposed closure of loopholes could apply to situations such as Cavanaugh's, as she noted that a panel of judges rejected a number of ethics complaints against Cavanaugh in August, citing their lack of power over the Supreme Courts.
"Our federal judicial system only works if the American people have the belief that it neutrally distributes fair justice without bias or self-interest interfering with judicial decisions," Warren writes. "If we want the American people to believe this, we need serious reform of judicial ethics."
His release is preceded by a speech Warren will deliver to New York on Monday night near the Shirtwaist Factory fireplace continuing the model for the candidate in 2020 to introduce a policy linked to workers' historical struggles.