Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now harassing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, often touted as the ‘most conservative’ SCOTUS, and demands him to “resign” or face “impeachment” regarding concerns over what she described as a pattern of ethics violations “involving his wife.”
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
The New York Democratic representative echoed what numerous other Democratic colleagues, including Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, have said in regards to the most senior justice’s spouse, Ginni Thomas. Most recently, the justice’s wife, who is a longtime conservative advocate, had a trove of messages revealed by the House Jan. 6 Committee investigating the riot on the U.S. Capitol, said in a report.
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 messages showed Thomas encouraging Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, to keep fighting in an effort to overturn the 2020 election results in favor of the former president.
She also questioned Clarence Thomas’s refusal to recuse himself from several election-related cases before the Supreme Court, which includes at least 10 rulings concerning the 2020 presidential election.
“I think what we know, if investigated further, could absolutely be grounds for potential impeachment. I absolutely do believe that,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader pushed back on calls for Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from specific cases over his wife’s political advocacy.
“It’s his decision based upon law. If you spent any time studying the Supreme Court justice, he’s one who studies correctly. If he sees it’s not upholding the Constitution he’ll rule against it. If it’s the Constitution, that’s what his job should be. It’s him,” said McCarthy.