Impeachment-happy Democrats are expected to hold a hearing to explore the possibility of impeachment for Supreme Court justices in the wake of controversial messages surfacing from the wife of conservative Justice Clarence Thomas.
The hearing follow reports that Thomas’ wife, Virginia ‘Ginni’ Thomas, exchanged text messages with then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about alleged election fraud after the 2020 election.
Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) distributed a memo to members of the House Judiciary courts subcommittee that seeks further inquiry into legislative proposals to impose ‘ethics requirements’ on Supreme Court justices.
The memo, obtained by The Hill, “discusses Congress’s impeachment authority” as a means to regulate “the conduct of Supreme Court justices.”
Johnson, famously known as the lawmaker who once asked if the island of Guam might capsize if too many people were on it, is the chairman of the subcommittee.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 26, 2022
Seeking Impeachment of Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas is the longest-serving justice, the second black justice, the only black justice until Ketanji Brown Jackson is confirmed over the summer, and the most conservative member currently serving on the Supreme Court.
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That’s the true reason why he is being targeted.
Democrats have been seeking to get his recusal on cases involving the election and former President Donald Trump, suggesting his interpretation of laws is clouded by his wife’s beliefs.
The hearing exploring ethics and impeachment options involving the Supreme Court, titled “Building Confidence in the Supreme Court Through Ethics and Recusal Reforms,” will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
A committee in Congress, which perpetually holds a favorability rating in the teens, wants to ‘build confidence’ in the Supreme Court, whose favorability rating recently sat at 54%.
TOMORROW: At 2PM EDT, @HouseJudiciary will consider the impact of the Supreme Court’s lack of a clearly applicable code of ethics and will examine other reforms that could promote transparency and accountability.https://t.co/0ybcpY7QDZ
— House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) April 26, 2022
Though she doesn’t serve on the committee, far-left Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been instrumental in the notion that the impeachment of Clarence Thomoas should be explored.
“Clarence Thomas should resign,” she tweeted last month.
“If not, his failure to disclose income from right-wing organizations, recuse himself from matters involving his wife, and his vote to block the Jan 6th commission from key information must be investigated and could serve as grounds for impeachment.”
Once again proving the Squad Queen tells her party to jump … and they sure do ask ‘How high?’
Clarence Thomas should resign.
If not, his failure to disclose income from right-wing organizations, recuse himself from matters involving his wife, and his vote to block the Jan 6th commission from key information must be investigated and could serve as grounds for impeachment.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 29, 2022
The Impeachment Mob is Unwarranted
AOC went on to suggest the only sitting black Supreme Court justice must be ‘held accountable’ for the actions of his wife.
“Congress must understand that a failure to hold Clarence Thomas accountable sends a loud, dangerous signal to the full Court,” she said.
Congress must understand that a failure to hold Clarence Thomas accountable sends a loud, dangerous signal to the full Court – Kavanaugh, Barrett, & the rest – that his acts are fair game.
This is a tipping point. Inaction is a decision to erode and further delegitimize SCOTUS.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 29, 2022
Mark Paoletta, former chief counsel and assistant to Vice President Mike Pence, argues that the case against the Thomases is thin and manufactured.
In a column for the Washington Examiner, Paoletta points out that Virginia Thomas’ involvement in the events of January 6 is minimal as she “attended the rally … but left before then-President Donald Trump addressed the crowd because she was cold.”
Because Ginni Thomas is a conservative woman and married to Justice Clarence Thomas, she is being smeared in the most despicable manner, with the press continuing to look for any issue to destroy her, writes @MarkPaoletta.
“This assault must end now.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 22, 2022
Paoletta also notes one of her private texts to Meadows points out the rioters themselves do not represent Trump supporters.
The National Review’s Andrew McCarthy concurs noting, “The smearing of Justice Thomas is transparently partisan politics, nothing more.”
A senior GOP aide tells The Hill, “Let’s be honest, this hearing is nothing more than step one in impeaching Justice Thomas.”
Thomas once famously declared his nomination process, turned into a smear campaign back in 1991, was “a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas.”
Then-Senator Joe Biden was instrumental in those shenanigans.
Google the name of any prominent black conservative. Read the way in which we are covered by white liberal journalists and leftist publications. Clarence Thomas was correct; they no longer hang us from trees but we are still publicly lynched.
We are the despised “uppity blacks”. pic.twitter.com/sr4rEOhaZy
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 22, 2018
With Democrats now pursuing the impeachment of Clarence Thomas, what exactly has changed in the party since that moment over 30 years ago?