A Democrat from New York ordered a judiciary official to step down because his spouse approved of the previous president on March 29.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants Clarence Thomas to resign as U.S. Supreme Court associate justice because his wife, Virginia Thomas, supported Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Virginia allegedly text-messaged these sentiments to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. In addition, she reportedly attended the 2021 “Stop the Steal” rally before feeling cold and returning home.
“Clarence Thomas should resign; if not, his failure to disclose income from right-wing organizations, recuse himself from matters involving his wife, and his vote to block the Jan. 6 commission from key information must be investigated and could serve as grounds for impeachment,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter.
Clarence Thomas should resign.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 29, 2022
If not, his failure to disclose income from right-wing organizations, recuse himself from matters involving his wife, and his vote to block the Jan 6th commission from key information must be investigated and could serve as grounds for impeachment.
A growing chorus of Republicans still has complete confidence in Thomas, especially since the associate justice vocally objected to the Supreme Court releasing Trump-era White House documents to the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6. attack.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) recently joined Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in endorsing associate justice Thomas.
“I admire and respect Clarence Thomas. I think he has been a great Supreme Court justice and Clarence Thomas, in my opinion, will always do the right thing,” the senator previously said.
McConnell called Thomas a “great American and an outstanding justice.”
“I have total confidence in his brilliance and impartiality in every aspect of the work of the court,” he earlier said.
On the other hand, McCarthy does not believe Justice Thomas needs to avoid Capitol riot matters.