A U.S. Congressman is calling on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign for participating, along with his wife Ginni Thomas, in “one of the worst breaches of trust ever seen in our court system.”
In a press release published Tuesday, Democratic Representative Bill Pascrell, of New Jersey, said:
“Last night, we read yet more reports that the wife of the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court was actively conspiring with Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the election and overthrow American democracy. And while she was doing all this, her husband, Justice Thomas, was hearing litigation related to the 2020 election at the High Court.
Pascrell added: “Public confidence in our nation’s highest court is at its lowest levels in generations. The American people rightly question whether rightwing jurists in our federal courts can adjudicate the law impartially.”
“Over the last few years, we have become numb to bad acts by powerful actors, but Clarence and Ginni Thomas have participated in one of the worst breaches of trust ever seen in our court system,” he continued. “Clarence Thomas cannot possibly be seen as a neutral actor but instead as a corrupt jurist who has poisoned the High Court. Clarence Thomas should have dignity and final respect for our democracy and resign.”