AOC urges Clarence Thomas to be impeached

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L) Clarence Thomas (C) and Ginni Thomas (R)

Democrats in Congress have taken an increasingly aggressive stance this week in response disclosure that Virginia “Ginni” ThomasJustice’s wife Clarence Thomassent a text message to the former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows urged him to try to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

On Tuesday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) entered the fight with a political ultimatum: ask Justice Thomas to resign or face the prospect of impeachment in the US House of Representatives.

“Clarence Thomas should resign,” Bronx-based democratic socialist tweeted. “Otherwise, his failure to disclose his income from right-wing organizations, reusing himself from matters involving his wife and his vote to block the January 6 committee from information important to be investigated and could be grounds for impeachment.”

On March 24th, Washington Post published an explosive exhibition revealed that Ginni Thomas is called the President Joe Biden’s voted “The Greatest Thief in Our History” and espoused a bunch of weird and unremarkable legal/conspiracy theories about the 2020 race between the 46th president and the former President. system Donald Trump.

In a nutshell, Thomas and Meadows exchanged at least 29 text messages discussing efforts and theories to invalidate, and made slurs about, Biden’s Electoral College victory over Trump. Those messages came between Election Day 2020 and the days immediately following the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex.

The parcel reports that Thomas seems to capture various QAnon-style narratives about the election’s aftermath – including a fanciful scenario in which Trump’s enemies would be brought to “GITMO” through kidnapping. forcibly by state security agents and then subjected to military courts in an event known as “The Storm.”

After his wife repeatedly tried to get Trump’s chief of staff to overturn the election, Justice Thomas argued that the nation’s high court was wrong to avoid considering it was intended to overturn the outcome. vote.

In one case, Trump and ThompsonThomas is the only justice to openly dissent from the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Committee on January 6 to access hundreds of pages of White House records related to Trumpworld’s failed attempt to overturn the election.

Ocasio-Cortez’s call for the conservative jurist’s resignation came the same day that 22 senators and representatives of the Democratic Party wrote an open letter asking Thomas to explain the “possibility of violating federal ethics law” for “not reusing” the foregoing Supreme Court decisions.

“Judicial Thomas’s involvement in cases related to the 2020 election and the January 6 attacks is extremely difficult to reconcile with federal ethics requirements,” the lawmakers wrote. in letter.

“Justice Thomas has not disclosed the extent of his knowledge of Ms. Thomas’s activities nor reused herself from numerous Court cases related to the 2020 election and subsequent rebellion attempt. ,” continued the letter. In fact, Justice Thomas is the only Dissident Justice who will block the January 6 Committee’s access to presidential records related to the Trump Administration’s effort to circumvent peaceful transfer of power – the files most likely contain communication between Ms. Thomas and White’s superiors House officials have come up with what we now know. “

The Supreme Court, notably, has no code of ethics. Its members are not subject to any kind of judicial code or code of conduct similar to those governing all other judges in the country.

That letter, written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) includes members of Senate and House judicial committees — 21 of the 22 signatories on those committees — suggesting there may be some Democrats wanting to rule. Justice Thomas’s investigation of alleged ethics violations.

The New York Times second report that the January 6 Committee is “likely” to seek an interview by Ginni Thomas.

Law & Crime has reached out to the Supreme Court’s Public Information Officer for comment on Ocasio-Cortez’s request to resign. No response was provided at the time of publication.

As the Supreme Court site notesOnly one justice has ever been impeached, and that impeachment ended with an acquittal in the Senate:

The only justice to be impeached is Justice Samuel Chase 1805. The House of Representatives passed Articles of Impeachment against him; however, he was acquitted by the Senate.

[images: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez via Brandon Bell/Getty Images; Clarence Thomas via Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Ginni Thomas via Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]

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