Democrats, led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL), have rejected a request from Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to subpoena the flight logs of the deceased trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, as announced by Blackburn in a Twitter post.

“@SenatorDurbin BLOCKED my request to subpoena Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs.

“What are Democrats trying to hide?”

Blackburn later posted an update to X via a video message.


Blackburn criticized Durbin’s actions, calling it a “regrettable day in the history of the esteemed Judiciary Committee.” In a subsequent statement, Blackburn added:

“Senate Democrats have long been trying to undermine the Supreme Court and Justice Clarence Thomas, but want to ignore Justice Sotomayor allegedly using her taxpayer-funded staff to coordinate speaking engagements in exchange for selling and promoting thousands of her books.

“They also don’t want to have a conversation about the estate of Jeffrey Epstein to find out the names of every person who participated in Jeffrey Epstein’s human trafficking ring.”