Rep. Invoice Pascrell (D-N.J.) has known as on Supreme Court docket Justice Clarence Thomas to resign following extra experiences of his spouse’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
“Over the previous couple of years, now we have change into numb to unhealthy acts by highly effective actors, however Clarence and Ginni Thomas have participated in one of many worst breaches of belief ever seen in our court docket system,” Pascrell mentioned in an announcement Thursday, referring to efforts to maintain then-President Donald Trump in energy regardless of his loss to Joe Biden.
“And whereas she was doing all this, her husband, Justice Clarence Thomas, was listening to litigation regarding the 2020 election,” Pascrell mentioned, calling Thomas “a corrupt jurist who has poisoned the Excessive Court docket.”
“Clarence Thomas ought to have dignity and ultimate respect for our democracy and resign,” Pascrell concluded.
Clarence Thomas did not recuse himself from cases relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and was the lone vote of dissent in a case over claims of govt privilege by Trump and his aides, together with onetime chief of employees Mark Meadows, involving paperwork sought by the Home committee investigating the Capitol riot.
The Home Jan. 6 committee said Thursday it will now be seeking to interview Ginni Thomas after reviewing emails she had exchanged with John Eastman, a lawyer advising Trump on his efforts to problem the outcomes of the election. Whereas the content material of the emails stays unknown, sources told The Washington Post the letters present a extra important involvement than beforehand recognized.
“We expect it’s time that we, sooner or later, invite her to come back discuss to the committee,” Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) mentioned, in accordance with a tweet by Axios reporter Andrew Solender.
Ginni Thomas herself mentioned she would welcome the request, telling The Daily Caller Thursday: “I can’t wait to clear up misconceptions. I look ahead to speaking to them.”
The committee is already in possession of textual content messages Thomas despatched to Meadows calling on Trump to not concede the election.
“It takes time for the military who’s gathering for his again,” Thomas wrote to Meadows on Nov. 6, 2020.