This, of all the ridiculous ideas Democrats are talking about this week, is probably the most stupid. Democrats are openly discussing the idea of impeaching Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for supposed ethical violations in relation to his wife’s text messages on Jan. 6, 2021.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic-NY Representative, became Tuesday’s latest left-leaning voice calling for Thomas to resign. Twitter:
Clarence Thomas needs to resign.
In the event he does not disclose his income from right-wing organisations, or recuse himself from any matters involving his spouse, then his vote to stop Jan 6th Commission from key information should be investigated. This could lead to impeachment.
Clarence Thomas needs to resign.
In the event he does not disclose his income from right-wing organisations, his refusal to recuse himself from any matters involving his spouse, and his vote blocking Jan 6th Commission from key information should be investigated. This could lead to impeachment.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 29, 2022
The calls for Thomas’ resignation began after reports revealed that Ginni Thomas, his wife, had several text message exchanges with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in which she allegedly urged him to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. The Washington PostReporter on messages but didn’t display actual text.
Ginni Thomas urged Mark Meadows to overturn the 2020 election by any means necessary—while her husband was ruling on cases attempting to overturn the election. It was a shocking level of corruption. https://t.co/Nyf2q1T9mo pic.twitter.com/2L73ERgCeS
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) March 24, 2022
The Hill reports:
Those revelations raised fresh questions about the justice’s refusal to step aside from related cases before the Supreme Court, including at least 10 rulings concerning the 2020 presidential election, without any indication of him recusing.
Thomas’ January ruling, which was the most controversial, saw Thomas as the sole justice to vote in an 8-1 decision that allowed House investigators to probe the Jan. 6 2021 insurrection in order obtain Trump-era White House records.
Democrats also asked Thomas to withdraw from future cases relating to the 2020 elections and the Riot at the U.S. Capitol Building. Supreme Court justices, in contrast to judges from lower courts are not permitted by the code of conduct or required to withdraw from specific cases.
It doesn’t matter how one feels about the text messages between Ginni Thomas, Mark Meadows and Mark Sissons, Democrats would do foolish things to try and target Thomas at this time. Pushing an impeachment proceeding against the justice would be about as smart as making fun of Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair in front of her husband, Will Smith. This will make it harder for the left to push their agenda in the next congressional election.
RedState’s Bonchie alluded to the reason why the left would be foolish to try this strategy. Democrats might be trying to get rid of a Supreme Court justice because his wife is accused of doing something, but everyday Americans have real problems like jobs and gas prices. In fact, Jan. 6 is not on everyone’s mind nearly as much as the Democrats would like.
The top five priorities of voters were economy and jobs; coronavirus; immigration; health care and terror/national security. A Harris Poll was conducted in February. Unless removing Thomas from the court is going to put more money in people’s wallets, destroy the pandemic, halt the flow of illegal immigrants into the country, fix the health care system, and keep Americans safe from threats, nobody wants to hear about it.
With a mere 5 percent rate, Jan. 6 was actually ranked very last on this list.
Bottom line: Despite House Democrats initiating a Witch huntingInvestigation into the riot has revealed that no one seems to want to talk about the event anymore. The left has milked this thing for all it’s worth, but they don’t seem to realize it yet.
If Democrats pull the nation through yet another politically-motivated impeachment attempt while Americans are paying more than $4 per gallon at the pump, it will further solidify the perception that they are out of touch with the public. They will show that they only care about power, and are not interested in what every American is going through on a day to day basis. Thomas, who will continue to sit on the court, would be even worse.
Simply put, Democrats are losing everything and have nothing to lose. They can shoot themselves in their own feet, but who is to stop them?