California Democrat Demands Clarence Thomas’ Resignation After New Corruption Claims

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, is repeating calls that Clarence Thomas should resign from his position on the U.S. Supreme Court amid reporting on alleged corruption implicating the judge on the nation’s highest court.

Some of the latest reporting puts some of the alleged gifts to Thomas in juxtaposition with apparently past statements from the judge complaining about his financial standing… which, of course, creates the appearance of a specific purpose for the support. And could that constitute bribery, if policymaking aims were harbored?

The trend of concerning coverage that names Thomas traces to revelations of pricey travel essentially gifted to the judge without comprehensive disclosures. Alongside the financial questions, his wife Ginni Thomas was actively supportive of ambitions by Donald Trump and his circles to somehow secure another four years in office for the now former president after 2020 despite losing to Joe Biden. Ginni was messaging with Mark Meadows, then the White House chief of staff, about it.

“Clarence Thomas needs to resign. Not only did he take lavish, undisclosed gifts from billionaires, he did so because he felt he needed to. That is the formula for corruption. Justice Thomas has brought shame upon himself, and dishonored the Supreme Court,” Lieu said. He shared the remarks on X, the platform formerly called Twitter.

One of the most widely reverberating ramifications of the currently conservative majority on the nation’s highest court was the decision to undo baseline, national legal protections for abortion. The Supreme Court agreed to now hear further disputes related to abortion, this time related to the government’s handling of mifepristone, a prescription drug that’s used in abortions conducted via medication. They did not take up further disputes about the drug earlier being approved for use at all by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), instead focusing on specifics of its distribution.