Democrats refuse to let the saga embroiling Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginny alone. Seventy-four Democrats have called on Justice Thomas to recuse himself from the Citizens United decision, which would be the first step in remedying the case that has unleashed a flood of direct corporate spending into political campaigns.
The push comes in concert with Common Cause’s efforts to draw attention to the conflict of interest in having Ginny Thomas receive hundreds of thousands of dollars as CEO of Liberty Central, a 501(c)(4) organization that stood to benefit from the decision and Justice Thomas’ decision.
The complaint is likely to do little other then to keep the issue in the news cycle as Justice Thomas is not required to do anything in response to the allegations.
The process was initiated by Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY who has indicated that at least a handful of Democrats are considering impeachment proceedings. Among the goals as stated by Rep. Weiner would be a recusal by Thomas on future health care challenges given his wife’s specific lobbying activities against the bill.
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