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WATCH: Republicans Accuse Democrats Of Misogyny, Bullying, For Addressing Clarence Thomas Issues

WATCH: Republicans Accuse Democrats Of Misogyny, Bullying, For Addressing Clarence Thomas Issues

There’s a new entry for the MAGA dictionary. Alongside ‘coup,’ which the right has redefined to mean ‘winning an election,’ and ‘election fraud,’ which they use to mean ‘getting more votes,’ we can now add ‘bullying,’ which is apparently the new way to say ‘holding accountable.’

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When a judge is close to a case, it’s not uncommon for that judge to be asked to recuse themself, nor for the judge, relying on their own ethics, to do so without prompting. It’s understood that there are subjects for any given individual on which they’d struggle to give an unbiased response, such as when a family member is a party in the case. Supreme Court Justices are not obligated by any official ethics code to recuse themselves under any specific decisions, though over the years justices have done so due to their own understanding of ethics.

Now, with new connections surfacing between Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife and the January 6th attempts to overturn the election, some are calling for Thomas to recuse himself from any case related to those events, as a close family member may benefit from his ruling.

If you ask Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, this is just ‘bullying,’ and entirely politically motivated, though judges for lower courts are expected to follow similar guidelines.

He’s not the only one who has an issue with it. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), is also trying to find new words to substitute for judicial accountability — and what he came up with was “misogyny.”

“This is ridiculous, these attacks on Justice Thomas, and the idea that Ginni Thomas, his wife, is supposed to sign on her texts and on her work, with her husband, as if he is in charge of her in some way…isn’t that misogyny?”

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