Late night host tries to bribe Clarence Thomas into resigning from Supreme Court

 February 20, 2024

A federal court ruled earlier this month that former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted for actions he took following the 2020 election.

Trump has responded by appealing his case to the Supreme Court, a move which has many leftists worried. This past weekend saw one of them try to bribe a justice on camera. 

Comedian says Thomas deserves "a break" from Washington

According to the Daily Mail, comedian John Oliver promised to pay Justice Clarence Thomas money if he resigns from America's highest judicial body.

Oliver made the offer to Thomas during a segment in Sunday's episode of his show "Last Week Tonight," which airs on HBO.

"Lot on your plate right now, from stripping away women’s rights to hearing January 6 cases … and you deserve a break, you know, away from the meanness of Washington," Oliver said in remarks addressed to Thomas.

Oliver says Thomas can have a million dollars a year and a new motorhome

"So you can be surrounded by the regular folks whose lives you made demonstrably worse for decades," the late night host continued.

Oliver then went on to say that Thomas can expect annual cash payments of $1 million annually along with a $2.4 million deluxe motorhome.

"So that’s the offer, $1 million a year, Clarence. And a brand new condo on wheels. And all you have to do … is sign the contract and get the f--k off the supreme court. The clock starts now – 30 days, Clarence. Let's do this!" Oliver declared.

In addition to concerns over Trump's immunity claim, Oliver's frustration with Thomas likely stems from a fear that he and other justices will reject efforts to remove Trump from the ballot.

Thomas is skeptical of efforts to remove Trump from the ballot

Attorney Jason Murray represents a group of Colorado voters who are seeking to have Trump barred from running in their state under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

The provisions bars those who "have engaged in insurrection or rebellion" from seeking office and Murry contends that Trump's behavior on January 6 meets this criteria.

However, Breitbart reported that Thomas voiced skepticism of Murray's position when he argued his case before the Supreme Court earlier this month.

Specifically, Thomas took note of the fact that Murry was unable to point any examples of a similar instance in which the rule had been so applied.

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