US Senators Call For Clarence Thomas To Resign Over ‘Sickening’ Corruption
Recent reporting from ProPublica revealing questionable dealings between Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Texas billionaire GOP donor Harlan Crow have sparked an avalanche of calls for Thomas to resign. According to the report, Crow paid for Thomas to take part in luxury vacations over two decades and a real state deal without the justice reporting them.
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) this week called for Thomas to resign amid controversy over the justice’s financial disclosures and ethical concerns about the nation’s highest court.
“I will say what needs to be said: Clarence Thomas should resign from the Supreme Court of the United States. His reputation is unsalvageable,” Markey said at an event to advocate for Supreme Court reforms.
“It is evident that he cannot judge right from wrong. So why should he be judging the country’s most important cases, on its highest court?” the senator added.
Markey joins Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and a handful of House lawmakers, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in calling for Thomas to leave the court after the reports sparked renewed debate over ethics standards for the justices.
“Justice Thomas should resign – to uphold the Court and American justice. The unavoidable, sickening appearance of impropriety stains trust & credibility in our whole judiciary,” Blumenthal said earlier this month.
Ocasio-Cortez said “this degree of corruption is shocking — almost cartoonish” and called for Thomas to be impeached.
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