Justice Thomas is easily the most conservative Justice on the Supreme Court. For that reason, the Left isn’t pulling any punches to take him down.
And Clarence Thomas was just smacked with news that could end his career.
Ever since Donald Trump was able to appoint three Justices to the Supreme Court, the Left has been scheming on ways to shift the balance of power.
They considered packing the Court outright by increasing the number of Justices from 9 to 13.
That plan went over like a lead balloon with the American people.
They then tried to push the idea that Republicans were the real Court packers since they filled open vacancies – another ludicrous idea.
But after a slew of conservative rulings from the Supreme Court last year, they’re using the tried and true threat of impeachment to threaten the Justices.
Senate Democrats have demanded that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts launch an investigation into Justice Clarence Thomas’ “misconduct” as revealed in a ProPublica piece published last week.
According to the lefty outlet’s investigation, Thomas inappropriately received luxurious holidays from Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, including travels across the world on the latter’s boat and private jet without revealing them.
Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and every Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee cited the findings as proof that Thomas had not upheld the ethical standards set for a Supreme Court justice in a letter sent on Monday.
“The report describes conduct by a sitting Justice that he did not disclose to the public and that is plainly inconsistent with the ethical standards the American people expect of any person in a position of public trust,” the letter stated.
“The Senate Judiciary Committee, which has legislative jurisdiction over Federal courts and judges, has a role to play in ensuring that the nation’s highest court does not have the federal judiciary’s lowest ethical standards.”
“You have a role to play as well, both in investigating how such conduct could take place at the Court under your watch, and in ensuring that such conduct does not happen again. We urge you to immediately open such an investigation and take all needed action to prevent further misconduct,” it added.
Experts, on the other hand, characterized the ProPublica report as a political attack piece, explaining that justices are allowed to accept invitations to friends’ homes for dinner or vacations without paying for it or publicizing it.
“This is just grasping at straws by the left that is desperate to tear down Justice Thomas because he now has a working originalist majority on the court,” Roger Severino, vice president of domestic policy and The Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, told Fox News Digital after the report was released.
“This is politics. Plain and simple,” he added.
According to Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law scholar, and Fox News contributor, “even lower court judges were not required to report such trips under a personal hospitality exception.”
“Justice Thomas would not have been required to report the trips under the prior rule,” Turley added.
“Once again, the Democrats and the media appear to be engaging in the same hair-triggered responses to any story related to Thomas. This includes the clearly absurd call for an impeachment by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.