New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on Monday her plans to submit articles of impeachment against Supreme Court justices. The decision came after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Trump v. United States, which granted presidents immunity from prosecution for “official acts” carried out while in office. Ocasio-Cortez expressed her concerns about the court’s integrity in a statement, claiming that it is facing a corruption crisis that is spiraling out of control.

“Today’s ruling represents an assault on American democracy,” she wrote in the post. “It is up to Congress to defend our nation from this authoritarian capture.”

In August 2023, Trump faced indictment on four felony charges linked to an alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that Trump has presumptive immunity from prosecution for his official acts, but not for unofficial acts. Chief Justice John Roberts authored the majority opinion, supported by Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh. Justice Amy Coney Barrett concurred in part. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the dissenting opinion, with support from Justices Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson.