Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn asked Senate lawmakers on Thursday to approve a subpoena against the estate of deceased wealthy financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, demanding Congress gains access to flight logs from his private plane.
“Given the numerous allegations of human trafficking and abuse surrounding Mr. Epstein, we’ve got to identify everyone who could have participated in his horrific conduct,” Blackburn said in a news release.
Blackburn announced she filed the request during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing surrounding Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) attempts to investigate Supreme Court ethics issues. Amid a fiery exchange between the two lawmakers, Blackburn announced a series of subpoenas, including the one against Epstein’s estate.
“I think it is very important that we identify everybody that was on that plane, and how many trips they took on that plane and the destinations to which they arrived,” she said.