WASHINGTON — Democratic Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse suggested Tuesday that the person who leaked the Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade should not be subject to a federal investigation.
The Rhode Island senator weighed in on the leaker during a hearing on “Transparency and Accountability for 21st Century Courts,” following a Monday evening report exposing a draft opinion from Justice Thomas Alito in which the justice delivered an “unflinching repudiation” of Roe v. Wade.
Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy warned during the hearing that the leaker should be fired, disbarred, and prosecuted.
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“That person also has a pretty difficult decision make in the next few days,” Kennedy said. “I believe I’m accurate in suggesting that every person who had access to this document, that they