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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Clarence Thomas To Resign Or Be Impeached

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Clarence Thomas To Resign Or Be Impeached

Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez spoke out Tuesday in a series of tweets, calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign. If he doesn’t, she said, he should be impeached.

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According to Politico, multiple Democrats have called on Justice Thomas to step down, in light of his wife’s entanglement in the planning of rallies and events for January 6th, and his failure to recuse himself from related cases despite her involvement. However, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to be only the second House Member, following Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), to call for impeachment.

In a series of tweets, she laid out why impeachment, and other options, should be on the table.

Ocasio-Cortez suggests that the pushback against taking action on Thomas’ alleged misdeeds, beginning with an investigation to determine if further action is necessary, is out of concern for political repercussions. Any action against a conservative Justice could easily be painted as a politically-motivated power grab.

Still, she says, that shouldn’t prevent Congress from holding him accountable, because to ignore possibly unethical actions on his part would send a message to the entirety of the Supreme Court, including Donald Trump’s appointees, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, that engaging in similar misconduct is ‘fair game.’

The Supreme Court holds a conservative majority, currently, thanks to Trump’s last appointment, replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and if a conservative justice stepped down or was removed right now, and Biden was able to appoint a replacement, that balance would shift back the other way — something that conservatives aren’t likely to allow without a fight.

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