Top Democrat Insists Clarence Thomas Has Disqualified Himself From The U.S. Supreme Court

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Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.), a member of the House Oversight Committee, says that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito should resign from his position on the nation’s highest court after recent media reports revealed an upside down American flag flew at his residence in January 2021.

The imagery is associated with the “Stop the Steal” movement, referring to the falsely alleged “steal” of the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden, and the imagery showed up at Alito’s house shortly after the U.S. Capitol riot in early 2021. The judge blamed his wife, claiming that she put the upturned flag on display amid a dispute with a neighbor about signage the other individual was displaying.

“Justice Samuel Alito should resign from the Supreme Court or at minimum recuse himself from all cases regarding presidential immunity, election interference and January 6th. And Clarence Thomas should join him,” said a new post from the outspoken Garcia’s official account on X, formerly Twitter.

As Garcia referenced, there is actually a critical dispute about questions of presidential immunity pending before Alito’s court right now: appeals in which Trump is claiming that wide-ranging protections supposedly associated with the presidency should entirely shut down a key criminal case that he is facing over actions following the 2020 election. Trump claims there to be extensive protections for actions taken as part of his official responsibilities, and that’s where he groups what he was doing in targeting the 2020 presidential race’s outcome and imaginary fraud. In reality, carrying Trump’s ambitions to their evident end-point would have undone millions of votes.