A group of Leftist activists is calling for Justice Clarence Thomas’ resignation or impeachment from the Supreme Court.
Clarence Thomas covered for insurrectionists like his wife, & he wants to remove protections for contraception and LGBTQ+ people.
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) July 28, 2022
MoveOn and Demand Justice, two Leftist activist groups, created a petition to call on Thomas to resign or face impeachment after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court. They fear that SCOTUS may soon overturn gay rights and contraception rights, according to MoveOn.
MoveOn stated that Thomas voted against the Supreme Court’s decision to compel Donald Trump to release records regarding the January 6 Insurrection and attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. This was because Thomas’ wife, Ginni Thomas (long-time conservative activist) actively encouraged the White House to reverse election results in the days leading up to and following the insurrection.
We are among the Democratic Representatives Ilhanomar and Jamaal bowman who have joined the movement.
“Thanks for hosting this event, @MoveOn. Justice Thomas must be impeached. It is outrageous that he and his wife were involved in an attempt to overthrow an electoral system. This is not the first time that he has attempted to steal an election. Remember Bush v. Gore,” Omar tweeted.
Thank you for hosting this action, @MoveOn. Justice Thomas needs to be impeached. His and his wife’s involvement in an attempt to overthrow an election are so far beyond the pale.
And let’s not forget this isn’t the first time he helped steal an election. Remember Bush v. Gore? pic.twitter.com/G7QhOaObjH
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 28, 2022
“Thank you @moveon for inspiring 1.2 million people, along with @IlhanMN, to demand that Justice Thomas is impeached”. “He refuses to recuse from Jan 6th cases regarding his wife”. Bowman tweeted, “He must be impeached.”
He fails to recuse himself from cases regarding Jan 6th and his wife. He must be impeached. pic.twitter.com/hvkqKnBqe7
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) July 28, 2022
The petition had more than 1.2 million signatures. It was presented to Omar and Bowman.
Thomas is an originalist, which means that he believes the Constitution should be understood according to what the writers intended, and not according to what current culture demands. You get the meaning of the Constitution by reading it out, not in its meaning.
This is scary for Leftists because it means that they cannot redefine the Constitution to say what they want it to say. If the Left is this scared of Thomas, then he is obviously doing something right.