'Squad' member Cori Bush calls for Clarence Thomas impeachment
The conservative justice has long attracted intense criticism from the political left, in part for his judicial opinions handing legal wins to their opponents.
Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush, a member of the far-left "Squad," joined her fellow progressive lawmakers in calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday.
Bush insisted that Thomas "holds a complete disregard for law and ethics that is incompatible with the trust and confidence placed in federal judges," according to The Hill. "For these reasons, and because the federal judiciary has failed to hold Justice Thomas accountable, I am calling for impeachment proceedings to begin regarding Justice Thomas’s apparent violations of federal law."
Bush's position follows reports that Thomas did not disclose his lavish vacations with Republican megadonor Harlan Crow. He has insisted he was not required to report them and has denied all wrongdoing.
She joins her colleague, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in demanding his removal from office over the matter.
"This is beyond party or partisanship. This degree of corruption is shocking - almost cartoonish," she said earlier this month. "Thomas must be impeached. Barring some dramatic change, this is what the Roberts court will be known for: rank corruption, erosion of democracy, and the stripping of human rights."
Original "Squad" members Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., have also called for his impeachment, The Hill noted.
The conservative justice has long drawn intense criticism from the political left, in part for his judicial opinions handing legal wins to their opponents. Thomas was one of the justices who voted to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion, established in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, last year.
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