Move to Impeach Clarence Thomas
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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
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Move to Impeach Clarence Thomas

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      The Other 98%

Clarence Thomas has finally gone too far: announcing that he was accepting and hiding household income for anti-healthcare lobbying up through 2011 - and then refusing to recuse himself from the Affordable Care Act ruling despite standing to potentially pocket millions of dollars.* Any member of Congress can introduce articles of impeachment for this and other acts of gross corruption - it's time to do so.

How blatant was Justice Thomas' conflict of interest? Blatant enough that 74 members of Congress took the unprecedented step of preemptively urging Justice Thomas to recuse himself from any future cases before the Court that related to the Affordable Care Act** - all months before even worse revelations regarding Justice Thomas' financial stake in the case.***

To recap: Justice Thomas lied for years, in a clear violation of the law, in refusing to acknowledge household income directly tied to the outcome of cases he was deciding - and then, once forced to acknowledge that income through legal obligation, refused to recuse himself from a case where he had an enormous amount of money on the line. 

If that weren't bad enough, Justice Thomas' record on impartiality has been severely clouded for years, through accepting gifts from political actors with cases likely to come before the court, or accepting paid vacation junkets from billionaire donors like the Koch Brothers mere weeks before the ruling on Citizens United.****

Enough. Is. Enough. Justice Thomas had a chance to do the right thing, and recuse himself - he has flippantly rejected that entreaty. It's time to impeach Justice Clarence Thomas.*****

* "New Financial Forms Show Clarence Thomas's Wife Continued to Lobby Against Healthcare In 2011", U.S. News & World Report. http://bit.ly/LLRzOD

** "House Democrats say Justice Thomas should recuse himself in health-care case", The Washington Post.

*** "Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife continued to lobby against health care In 2011, per new financial forms," The Political Carnival. http://bit.ly/N4JwN9

**** "What Role Have Scalia And Thomas Played In The Koch Money Machine?," Think Progress. http://bit.ly/lYJzNW

***** "Justices Have Been Forced To Resign For Doing What Clarence Thomas Has Done," Think Progress. http://bit.ly/lOTMuf

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    • Carole Levers YORBA LINDA, CA
      • 4 months ago

      Fair and impartial.....his behavior has no place in any court room...much less the Supreme Court.

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    • Otto Ladensack DURHAM, NC
      • 6 months ago

      He's a misogynist and is corrupt.

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    • Laura Anker EAST HAMPTON, NY
      • 7 months ago

      Because its time to call the corruption what it is, Anti-democratic and anti-fair and free trade. they could care less about the US constitution. They treat it like toilet paper. Bush Jr. should never have been "elected" because he wasn't. All they care about is their own coffers and the people can go to Hell. Its so destructive, so sad and so violent. It is such a travesty of justice against the most elegant document written by governing people. A terrible, illegal act that violates the independence of the third branch. I can't imagine this having been able to stand year ago. And people wanted to take Clinton our for where he put a cigar?? It;'s not Democrats who should be acting, but those sanctimonious Republicans who say they are the only real defenders of liberty and justice. It's amazing, isn't it. Rand Paul should be standing up for the "Christian their values of honesty, and how about Rick Santorum? Where are these guys on ethics of their religious values, now?? It's grotesque, It is the Humger Games live and broadcast in living color. Youchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    • Glenda Higdon BLUE RIDGE, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      He has too many conflicts of interest & has no ethics!

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    • tim novack WAYNE, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      Justice for the people,not for corporations

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