Key Senate Democrat doesn't plan to probe Justice Alito over upside-down flag

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WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin, D-Ill., reiterated to reporters Monday that he wants Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to recuse himself after The New York Times reported that an upside-down American flag hung outside his home in mid-January 2021.

But Durbin said he doesn’t plan to hold an inquiry.

“No, we haven’t got anything planned. I think he’s explained his situation. The American public understand what he did,” he said. “But I don’t think there’s much to be gained with a hearing at this point. I think he should recuse himself from cases involving Trump and his administration.”

And if Alito refuses to recuse voluntarily?