House Intelligence Committee Chair and 1/6 Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) called for Justice Clarence Thomas to be investigated.
Adam Schiff Calls For Investigating Clarence Thomas
Video of Schiff:
Chairman Schiff said on CBS’s Face The Nation:
There are lines that shouldn’t be crossed, but those lines involve sitting Supreme Court justices, not presiding or- or appearing or taking action in cases in which their spouse may be implicated. And in this case, for Clarence Thomas to issue a decision, in a case of dissent, in a case where Congress is trying to get documents, and those documents might involve his own wife, that’s the line that’s been crossed.
And I think, for Congress to be looking into these issues, looking into conflict of interest issues. But here, looking into issues whether it involves the wife of a Supreme Court justice or anyone else, if they have information or role in an effort to overturn an election. Yes, they’re not excluded from examination.
Clarence Thomas Has A Conflict Of Interest
The 1/6 Committee appears to be ready to subpoena Ginni Thomas if she doesn’t come in to testify voluntarily, but Schiff was pointing to something bigger.
Chairman Schiff was saying that Supreme Court justices and their spouses should not be immune from investigation and having their actions examined. Clarence Thomas is conflicted, as he was the only Justice to vote against forcing Trump to turn over documents to the Committee.
Thomas heard the case, voted, and issued a dissent, even though his wife was part of the 1/6 plot to overturn the election.
Clarence Thomas should be investigated, potentially impeached, and removed from the court.
The Supreme Court has a Clarence and Ginni Thomas problem, and they are one of the many reasons that the court will continue to lack legitimacy in the eyes of most Americans.
Chairman Schiff was correct. It is time to investigate Clarence Thomas.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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