In their latest Stalinist witch hunt, the left is calling for recently hospitalized Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to be impeached over his wife’s private political speech concerning the 2020 election.
Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley blasted the charges against Thomas as baseless and evidence of an “impeachment addiction.”
The left recently started targeting Thomas’s wife, Ginni Thomas, over her role in the “Stop the Steal” movement.
Thomas was at President Trump’s peaceful election protest on Jan. 6, 2021, but left before the riot at the Capitol. She also called the election illegitimate in private text messages to former Trump staffer Mark Meadows, and encouraged Meadows to challenge the results.
While it’s not a crime to question election results — Democrats certainly didn’t act like it was when Trump was in office — ever since the “insurrection,” Democrats have weaponized the Capitol riot to silence anyone skeptical of Biden’s legitimacy.
Turley blasted the calls to impeach Justice Thomas as “ludicrous” and “entirely disconnected from any constitutional or logical foundation,” warning that impeaching Thomas on such arbitrary grounds would set a dangerous precedent.
Turley, who was a witness in Trump’s first impeachment, said the left’s latest push shows that impeachment “has become a raging impeachment addiction,” noting that the left impeached Trump twice and threatened to impeach Trump appointees like Brett Kavanaugh and attorney general Bill Barr.
The calls for Justice Thomas’ impeachment are entirely disconnected from any constitutional or logical foundation. Rather, the Thomas controversy shows how the impeachment mantra has become a raging impeachment addiction. https://t.co/2JS1QWgRAv
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) March 27, 2022
Turley noted that those calling for Thomas to be impeached include former Senator Barbara Boxer, who led the charge to block George W. Bush’s victory in 2004, which Boxer claimed was fraudulent. Her efforts were supported at the time as “democracy” in action by the likes of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Turley noted.
Fast forward to 2022, and with Trump out of office, it’s suddenly a crime against “democracy” to question presidential election results — or even to be married to someone who did so in private conversation.
The left doesn’t care about what’s Constitutional, legal, moral, or even merely decent. They could barely wait for Justice Thomas to be released from the hospital, where he was treated for an infection, before they started ginning up their latest witch hunt.
This all comes as the New York Times basically admitted to interfering in the 2020 election with a late acknowledgment that Hunter Biden’s laptop was authentic, and not “Russian disinformation,” as the media falsely claimed on the eve of the election.