Although Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is beloved by conservatives, he is equally reviled by many members of the left. Now, some of them say that they’re ready to remove him.
According to The Washington Times, a group of Democratic lawmakers unveiled calls last week for Thomas’ to recuse himself from all future cases involving former President Donald Trump, with one even calling for his impeachment.
Text messages sent between Thomas’ wife and former White House chief of staff
At issue are text messages sent by the justice’s wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas to former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
CBS News reported last week that Mrs. Thomas sent some 21 messages to Meadows during late 2020 and early 2021 in which she urge the former Trump administration official to challenge Joe Biden’s victory claim.
The texts were revealed after Meadows provided the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack with 2,320 messages that he had sent and received.
Rep. Ilhan Omar demands impeachment
That revelation led far-left Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar to lash out on Twitter, declaring, “Clarence Thomas needs to be impeached.”
“At the bare minimum, Justice Thomas needs to recuse himself from any case related to the January 6th investigation, and should Donald Trump run again, any case related to the 2024 election,” Wyden insisted.
“Judges are obligated to recuse themselves when their participation in a case would create even the appearance of a conflict of interest. A person with an ounce of commonsense could see that bar is met here.”
Meanwhile, the Times noted that Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar expressed outrage over Mrs. Thomas’ texts during a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
“This is unbelievable. You have the wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice advocating for an insurrection, advocating for overturning a legal election to the sitting president’s chief of staff,” Klobuchar was quoted as saying.
“She also knows this election, these cases, are going to come before her husband,” the senator added, insisting that “a textbook case for removing him, recusing him from these decisions.”