Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is calling for Congress to issue a subpoena to Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), the leader of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, for records related to the unredacted flight logs from Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane.
In a statement issued Wednesday, Blackburn called for the “first act” of the Senate Committee to be the subpoena of Durbin for the documents, saying it should be carried out in order to shed light on the allegations against Epstein. Epstein’s flight logs have been widely and heavily redacted in the past, leading many to allege that prominent figures are trying to avoid scrutiny by keeping their involvement with the late financier secret.
“The mysterious flight logs of Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ raise serious questions for the political elite. The Senate Judiciary Committee should make the request to Senator Durbin – leader of the Committee – for the unredacted flight manifests of Epstein’s travels,” wrote Blackburn.
“Senator Durbin must release these documents immediately to allow the public to determine the truth. As Judiciary Chairman, he has a duty to bring this matter to light, and failure to do so would be dereliction of his duties and further add to the trail of Epstein’s enablers.”
The subpoena of Durbin has garnered support across the political spectrum, from both sides of the aisle. Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah has also said he would support the move.