Charlie Crist calls for impeachment of Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh after abortion decision
Charlie Crist calls for action.

Charlie Crist
'Perjury is a crime.'

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is calling for the impeachment of two sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, for misrepresenting their position that 1973’s Roe v. Wade case was settled law.

The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away the constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change in Americans’ lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling will likely lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

“Today’s ruling makes clear that Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh lied to Congress when they testified, under oath, that in their view Roe v. Wade was settled precedent,” Crist said.

“Perjury is a crime,” Crist added. “If perjury is found to have occurred, the correct remedy is impeachment.”

Reporting of each Justice’s testimony suggests that their positions have changed since their confirmation hearings.

“I would tell you that Roe v. Wade, decided in 1973, is a precedent of the United States Supreme Court. It has been reaffirmed,” Gorsuch said, as reported by NPR. “A good judge will consider it as precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court worthy as treatment of precedent like any other.”

Like Gorsuch, Kavanaugh also gave the decision, now overturned, respect as precedent.

“It is settled as a precedent of the Supreme Court, entitled the respect under principles of stare decisis,” Kavanaugh said. “The Supreme Court has recognized the right to abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade case. It has reaffirmed it many times.”

Crist warned about the ruling going awry for reproductive rights advocates last year, in a statement from his House office: “Floridians know this is not a drill.”

Crist offered more of a campaign message during a news conference earlier Friday, setting himself up as the logical antithesis to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

“Without these protections, Governors like Ron DeSantis will try to outlaw abortion completely,” Crist told media after Friday’s Supreme Court decision.

Sen. Susan Collins was blasted Friday, as opponents targeted her votes to confirm Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.

Collins was considered a crucial vote on Kavanaugh. She waited months before announcing her decision in a 45-minute floor speech. Shortly after her speech ended, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced he, too, was voting for Kavanaugh.

The Senator said in a statement Friday that she had received assurances from Kavanaugh and Gorsuch that Roe v. Wade was an established legal precedent.

“Throwing out a precedent overnight that the country has relied upon for half a century is not conservative,” she said. “It is a sudden and radical jolt to the country that will lead to political chaos, anger, and a further loss of confidence in our government.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Arianna

    June 24, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    Democrats have an opportunity to elect a woman, a life-long Democrat who has always supported a woman’s right to choose instead of a flip-flopping, political opportunist like Charlie Crist who once said he was “strongly pro-life’. If Democrats nominate Crist, Florida progressives, young, LGBTQ+, women like me will stay home. Charlie Crist is not the answer.

    • Lolly

      June 25, 2022 at 7:48 am

      Do not stay home. That is a very bad idea. Cutting off your nose to spite your face. DeSatan wins if you do.

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      • moboodlebutt

        June 27, 2022 at 12:43 pm

        This is bullshit. We can do what we want.

    • Impeach Biden

      June 25, 2022 at 8:10 am

      Is that you Nikki Fried? Neither you or Flip Flop Crist stand a chance against one of the finest if not the finest Governor in the United States. A true leader and this country sure needs one. Look at the destruction that the “incompetent” one and his “giggling” sidekick have created. Yes the Dems lock on to this issue because they can’t campaign on anything else. It’s up to the states to decide now. You libs should move to those liberal safe zones like Kalifornia, New York, Illinois, etc. etc. The ones that people are fleeing from

      • I LIVE IN FL

        June 25, 2022 at 12:14 pm

        And who are you to tell someone to move, it’s about freedom of speech, rights and change that Florida needs. Because “VICIOUS FICTITIOUS FABRICATING LIES from #DeathDeSantis and the #RepublicanPartyofCLOWNS they are focusing strictly on “CULTURE WAR WEDGE ISSUES, why because they have no ‘SERIOUS AGENDA”. #VOTEDeathDeSantisOUT

        • Disney girl

          June 25, 2022 at 6:12 pm

          You are right except Sadly, the Republican party does have a serious agenda, to take away freedom and make America a dictatorship. They are going after birth control, marriage, and sex. They want to control it all from the States, which is why they don’t want the Feds to have the power.

      • Dickhead DeSantis

        June 25, 2022 at 7:22 pm

        You’re an idiot 🤣

      • Kenneth Davis

        June 28, 2022 at 8:00 am

        DeSantis is a dictator and worse than a mini Trump. He doesn’t reflect his constituents wishes at all. He just issues orders that reflect his wants or those of his party only.

        • Antonio

          June 28, 2022 at 2:09 pm

          How is he a dictator?

      • Jay

        June 28, 2022 at 5:15 pm

        True ! Crist is toast !

    • Killian

      June 25, 2022 at 11:16 am

      Your attitude is why Trump won.

    • tom palmer

      June 25, 2022 at 4:56 pm

      If Florida voters had elected Gwen Graham, we wouldn’t be where we are. Nikki Fried is a lightweight by comparison and has more baggage than an overworked Pullman porter. Crist, for all his negatives, is the best chance the Democrats have to dethrone DeSantis.

    • Michelle Barrineau

      June 26, 2022 at 11:01 pm

      I get your frustration, but we’re playing for keeps here. A pass on this election only gives power to some people who will continue to do truly evil stuff and destroy our democracy. I’m begging you to hold your nose and vote for the candidate who is not Ron DeSantis, and who will enact protections and better laws for all of us. People staying home because they didn’t like HIlary got us President Trump. We cannot make that mistake again.

  • tom palmer

    June 24, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    There will be no impeachment of any Justice. What planet is Crist on?

    There will be no impeachment of any Justice. Everyone knew those nominees were lying Move on. It’s over.


    • American Justice

      June 25, 2022 at 9:54 am

      What world do you live in that vilifies perjury????? Kavanaugh and Gorsuch should be impeached.

      • tom palmer

        June 25, 2022 at 4:58 pm

        The Democrats don’t have the votes and the Republicans don’t find perjury troubling.

        • Finn MacCool

          June 26, 2022 at 5:12 pm

          Bill Clinton perjured himself, and admitted it, and was Convicted. But the Dims said NO to Impeachment of a Convicted Perjurer, whose law license was suspended due to his guilty plea. Oh yeah, the Dims really are against perjury, when it suits them ONLY

  • alma

    June 24, 2022 at 4:48 pm


    • Lady Gator

      June 25, 2022 at 8:28 am

      You do know the Latin interpretation of the word fetus is ‘little one’, right?

      Abortion is the taking of innocent human life. (& Yes a child is ensouled at conception)

      With respect to the taking of any innocent human life, it is murder.

      God gave to Moses on Mt Sinai
      10 Commandments, one of which is:

      “Thou shalt not kill.”

      The Commandments are enshrined in all Christian religions. They were not invented by man by handed to Moses by God engraved on two tablets of stone.

      • Pearly gates

        June 25, 2022 at 8:33 am

        Yes Lady Gator.
        63 million abortions.
        We all Arabs before the pearly gates.
        The abortionists will stand looking for entry. Blood of abortion on hands, 63 million later.

      • Pearly gates

        June 25, 2022 at 8:33 am

        Yes Lady Gator.
        63 million abortions.
        We all Arabs before the pearly gates.
        The abortionists will stand looking for entry. Blood of abortion on hands, 63 million later.

      • Lynda

        June 25, 2022 at 12:17 pm

        Many of us whose religious teachings and beliefs include the beginning of life takes place when the fetus exits the womb and breathes on its own.

        If you wish your religious beliefs and teachings to be respected by other people, please respect the beliefs and teachings of those religions which are not Catholic.

        • Pearly gates

          June 25, 2022 at 1:01 pm

          Lynda, I don’t care what you think
          Don’t give me that stuff
          If you believe, u can say something.
          If you don’t that is on you.
          We all will stand in judgement before the almighty. Some refer to the Pearly gates. If you don’t believe that’s on you. As for the the abortionists, they will stand to be judged as we all will.
          We are held accountable for our sins.
          Abortionists 63 million later.
          That’s the reality.

          • Dickhead DeSantis

            June 25, 2022 at 7:27 pm

            Shut your religious shit spewing mouth, fuck religion. You’re the same people that rape and murder kids and then asks “your” Jesus for forgiveness and that makes all well. Money and Religion, THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL AND EVERYTHING WRONG IN THIS WORLD.

      • marylou

        June 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm

        Despite Big Government RonDuh establishing Catholicism as the official state religion, not all people are members of his cult. Some people’s religious beliefs, (even many christians’), require abortion in order to prevent an innocent child’s suffering from being born unwanted, or to honor the sanctity of the woman’s body, mind, and life. Even among Christians, not all share the extremist belief that a fetus has a soul or is a person. Not all believe that abortion is murder. Many believe that god’s “breath of life” is, just like it sounds, the beginning of life. Even Moses didn’t count anyone until at least one month after they were born.

        Women should not be subjected to rules made up by a superstitious cult of men who were/are trying to control women for their own deranged purposes, men who were inspecting pigeon entrails trying to explain life by leaving out the people (women), who were the most essential part in the creation of a new life. It was always women who controlled life by birth or by abortion. Some men have just never been able to deal with that fact.

        To christian extremists waving around the 10 commandments, don’t forget some of the other christian god stuff about “innocent human life”. Just one of many:
        Hosea 13:16 …they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.”

        sacrificing lambs next? burning witches, stoning “sinners” (especially women “sinners”) …..

      • glo davis

        June 25, 2022 at 3:40 pm

        why do you believe the soul enters a child at conception? Conception occurs in the fallopian tubes , the tiny potential for life finally implants in the uterus and this little bit of cells divides and thus multiplies until the cells can be seen as a potential life …if all goes well. the Bible says that “God breathes life into us and we become a living soul.” I grew up in a conservative theological environment where we believed that that first breath is when God creates a living soul. Other religions believe life occurs when quickening is felt ( the fetus begins to move within the womb. ) No one this side of heaven knows the answer and it is best left to the discernment of the woman carrying the potential for life..and to her doctor.

      • Bill

        June 26, 2022 at 9:48 am

        There are Federalist that believe the Feds should be in complete control of every aspect. The Bill of Rights would not have been had there not been anti-federalists. This is a states right issue.

      • david westcott

        June 26, 2022 at 8:20 pm

        Latin is not “interpreted”. It is translated. The translation of the Latin word fetus is best rendered in English as “hatching of young”. Your Jesus crap has nothing to do with a fetus or its viability.
        Please read John 12:42 and pay close attention to the part known as the 11th commandment that reads “Thou shalt not be so stupid as to cause others to laugh at you.”
        Buddha and Mohammed can kick your God’s butt!

  • Jeff

    June 24, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    What a bunch of religious sheep.
    What is your value to this country, go back to russia. Impeach Desantis!

    • Impeach Biden

      June 25, 2022 at 9:03 am

      Please go back to New York or whatever “Blue” state you fled from.

  • John S Conroy

    June 24, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    you would rather sit back and let Desantis win ….other rights will surely be eroded if not abrogated.The vote is the only weopen land means to restore privacy rights…

    • Antonio

      June 28, 2022 at 2:12 pm

      What rights is Desantis eroding?

  • Pearly Gates

    June 24, 2022 at 8:02 pm


    You pro abortionists will answer for 63 million abortions. Standing before the almighty, you will be flashed 63 million abortions. Get ready.

    Roe was a fabrication. Never in the Const.

    Remember the pearly gates you all.

    • Jojo Doright

      June 25, 2022 at 9:15 am

      I love how everyone is a constitutional expert right now. “It’s what the founding fathers wrote”. Oh by all means. Let’s literally follow the writings of slave holders who believed black people weren’t human and women were intellectually inferior to men. If anyone had critical thinking skills the would understand just how ludicrous originalism is.

      • Lynda

        June 25, 2022 at 12:20 pm

        Women are not mentioned in the Constitution which was written and ratified between 1787 and 1790.

      • glo davis

        June 25, 2022 at 3:43 pm

        thanks for infusing reality into the discussion

    • tom palmer

      June 25, 2022 at 4:49 pm

      Ah, the mythological pearly gates. What a scam? You don’t mention all the millions of desperate women who died because the barefoot and pregnant brigade would not care for their needs.

    • marylou

      June 26, 2022 at 3:57 pm

      Why would abortion, or any other health procedure, be found in the Constitution? It’s not a medical textbook or home health guide. Have you been checking to see if you could find root canal and Viagra in there before your doctor’s appointments? Just crazy.

    • marylou

      June 26, 2022 at 4:14 pm

      Why would abortion, or any other health procedure, be found in the Constitution? It’s not a medical textbook or home health guide. Have you been checking to see if you could find root canal and Viagra in there before your doctor’s appointments? Just crazy.

    • marylou

      June 26, 2022 at 4:22 pm

      Why would abortion, or any other health procedure, be found in the Constitution? It’s not a medical textbook or home health guide. Have you been checking to see if you could find root canal and ED treatment in there before your doctor’s appointments? Just crazy.

      *sorry if this is a repeat. site hasn’t been letting me comment

  • Tom

    June 25, 2022 at 8:47 am

    Charlie chameleon crisp is going to be rejected.
    He will be spat out, period. People do not like hypocrite liars! Chameleon is a perennial candidate, loser. People know.

  • AKA

    June 25, 2022 at 9:00 am

    I don’t believe in abortion! However I believe every women has the right to control what happens to her own body. How dear you Supreme Court and Religious organizations dictate what a woman can do and can not do for her own self. This is a step backwards for women . Shame an all of those who voted to over turn this issue. What’s next banking books! Teaching half truthful history. Equal rights for all . You just took away the rights of millions just because you want to inflict your believes on women . VERY SAD FOR FOR WOMEN EVERYWHERE. Free country I think not.

  • Lady Gator

    June 25, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Like slavery, no one has a right to own or terminate the life of another human being which is enshrined in our Constitution. (Ie life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness)

    If you read any history about Norma MCorvey, the woman who was “Jane Roe,” she admitted she was not pregnant it was a fabricated ruse and she was used by the abortion industry..

    Before she died, Norma McCorvey (aka Roe) became a devout Catholic and deeply regretted the role she played in that errant Supreme Court decision in 1973 and that she was paid to make those false statements.

    • Tom

      June 25, 2022 at 10:04 am

      Pearly Gates for Norma of Roe” fame. It’s called 63 million abortions later.
      Guilt is overwhelming. Entry or no entry.

      Roe itself was an abomination, unlike Obamination”

    • marylou

      June 25, 2022 at 2:58 pm

      You are right. It is exactly like slavery. During slavery powerful men forced women to breed. Now different powerful men are bringing back forced pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Tom

    June 25, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Why does it seem that only democrats and leftist can evolve in their though processes? And it’s always evolution towards progressive ideas and thoughts, never towards more conservative ideology.

  • Tom

    June 25, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Not from FP Tom the Legend.
    For record.

  • Robert Perry

    June 25, 2022 at 10:05 am

    Question: “Who” is the group or class of people in the US that are harmed by simply agreeing that a set of girls or women, with medical guidance, by a choice of established liberty, abort a pregnancy? The state – by – state management of rules relating to a determined right, no question, like guns, a difficult topic, was functionally working. The term “judge” means to form an opinion. It seems onerous to me that 6 judges, 3 recently installed, chose to form a radical counter opinion striking a practiced right relating to a case with a 50 year history of ” precedent upon precedent”
    ( Kavanaugh 2019) by way a tortured and defensive argument. “Embryo” will not be an acceptable answer to the question.

    • Frankie M.

      June 25, 2022 at 12:30 pm

      Makes for a nice headline but I’m not sure how easy it would be to prosecute them. Lenny Curry promised he wouldn’t sell JEA during a re-election debate then proceeded to do so right after the election. Now Lenny wasn’t under oath at the time and his fingers were crossed behind his back so instead of being recalled he gets a pass. Now I’m sure Lenny would say he only wanted to “explore” the possibility of a sale but his opponents at the time called him out for using semantics.

    • Finn MacCool

      June 26, 2022 at 5:24 pm

      The Dredd Scott decision affirmed slavery, and there was plenty precedent. So they passed a LAW. and did so for a great many other things like sufferage. It’s been 50 years, and both Clinton and Obama had 2 years where they controlled both House and Senate, and didn’t even TRY to pass a bill. Bill was convicted of Perjury, but Dims didn’t impeach. So NOW they want to impeach????? very very Hypocritical

  • AKA

    June 25, 2022 at 10:46 am

    YOU have a right to believe in what you want.
    Now why Push your Religious beliefs on everyone. Now you are treading on my rights of belief. When does that stop. Where is the separation of. CHURCH AN STATE! God gave us all free will you all just took it away. Religion are the laws of man. How many people have been killed in the name of RELIGION. I think any man who gets a vasectomy should be ruled the same . Let’s over populate this beautiful world God gave us, let the people who have no parenting skills or money to raise a child in poverty. Some people should just not have children.

  • Imagine

    June 25, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    1. This is the United States, stop telling others to move because you disagree with them.
    2. Abortion will continue, but now more females health will be put at risk.
    3. To all that are touting the religion card…stop your not suppose to be judge, jury and executioner.
    4. McCorvey was paid for her anti-abortion rhetoric.
    5. It’s difficult to get others to see your point of view if your nasty.
    6. Vote, vote, vote!

  • carolyn wonser

    June 25, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Kavanaugh lied about a number of things in order to get on the court. . The FBI needs to do a thorough investigation into attempted rape accusations. Trump would not allow a thorough investigation because he knew he was unfit.

  • Susan

    June 25, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Whichever Supreme Court nominees testified under oath that they support precedent and stare decisis and then voted to reverse Roe should be considered for impeachment proceedings. From my review of the subject, most were pretty vague in their answers. That may preclude perjury charges. But that doesn’t mean their statements should not be investigated.

    • tom palmer

      June 25, 2022 at 4:51 pm

      Everyone with half a brain knew they were lying at the time.At least Bork was honest about his views.

  • Maimou

    June 25, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Lady Gator, America is a melting pot of many cultures and belief systems. Yours is not mine, and it is not American to force your beliefs on anyone. Quoting some book that you think is the word of your god doesn’t mean that another of a different belief system has to accept it. your truth is no more valid than another’s. please consider removing yourself to another country whose beliefs align more closely with yours. Poland does not permit abortions, so look into that. And in case you think I’m baiting you. I’m considering gaining citizenship in my grandfather’s country so as to leave America. This is no longer the country he fled to when the Nazis overran his native land. Don’t dismiss the similarities between some Nazi tenets, and this restriction on women’s body autonomy. it’s a slippery slope downhill to Nazi eugenics from here

  • Jackie

    June 26, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Don’t forget Amy Coney Barrett. After all, under oath, she claimed Roe v Wade was a SUPER precedent.

  • Edward Lyle

    June 26, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Amazing how many people know so little about our Constitution and the role of the three branches of our Federal government. Under Democrat control, two of our three branches of government are attacking the third, calling for its dissolution, and inciting riots with intent to harm them and their families.

    This is a “real” Constitutional Crisis… this is a “real” attempted insurrection.

  • Bill Ingram

    June 26, 2022 at 9:57 am

    A soft and more appealing wording for abortion is female reproductive rights. If more than half the states in this country have anti-abortion laws, brought about by the governments of the people they serve, this is democracy.

  • Harry

    June 26, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    Plessy vs Fergussen was settle precedence as well (separate but equal) for almost a century, but was overturned by Brown vs Board of Education. Brown was rightfully decided to end segregation, and this has been rightfully decided to leave it in the hands of the voters in each state.

    • lance

      June 27, 2022 at 1:57 am

      the problem with “leave it in the hands of the voters in each state” is that it doesn’t happen!
      conservatives vote republican – come hell or high water, because the only other option is democrat.
      This is the problem with a 2 party system. Most other western democracies have multiple parties so if the leader of your party is an idiot, you can find another group with similar values to vote for. This makes it much harder for politicians to ignore their constituents.
      Australia showed a couple of months ago what happens when your elected leader (a religious conservative) is an idiot – not only did his party lose, they lost multiple seats that were liberal (conservative party) strongholds for decades to Labor, Greens and Independents, because a large number of conservatives could no longer stomach his incompetence.

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  • Jerry

    June 27, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    So now the left wants to send a message to judges to rule in favor of the far-left or else be impeached.

    • marylou

      June 28, 2022 at 11:08 am

      It’s about the lying during their hearings. and in their Dobbs decision as well. Alito’s decision, signed by his fellow extremists, is lie upon lie. example: per Alito, abortion is not part of the history and tradition in the US. Benjamin Franklin published a recipe and instructions for abortion in his widely used textbook that girls and women would have in their own homes. Alito knows that. We’re to somehow believe that Alito knows more about the founders’ intent than Franklin? Alito doesn’t care what any of us think. He is aware that his lie is easily exposed. He doesn’t care. He needs to be impeached for his lies, as do the rest who signed onto Alito’s decision instead of exposing him. Their lifetime appointment is only so long as they remain in good behavior. You can’t think this is good behavior.

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