He may have been hospitalized with an infection and heavily attacked by leftists who believe his wife has compromised his seat on the high court, but that didn’t stop Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from making a fiery comeback upon being released from medical care.
According to The Hill, the 73-year-old justice participated remotely in a recent round of oral arguments, just three days after being treated for an unknown infection for a week prior to his release.
Medical issues aside, Thomas has also had to deal with a growing mountain of negative press from the left-leaning media and their allies in Congress, with many lawmakers now demanding that Thomas should recuse himself from cases related to the 2020 presidential election.
They claim that because of his wife’s involvement in conservative politics, specifically a set of text messages she sent to former chief of staff Mark Meadows on Jan. 6, 2021, Justice Thomas faces an ethical dilemma.
What did his wife do?
Ginni Thomas has long been involved in conservative politics, which was never particularly an issue prior to the 2020 presidential election and the events that unfolded at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
In a trove of text messages obtained by the Jan. 6 House Select Committee, Ginni Thomas appears to have demanded that Meadows take action after the votes had been tallied that made Joe Biden president.
She described the election as an “obvious fraud,” and “the greatest heist of our history.”
Because of her stance on the issue, critics contend that Justice Thomas should no longer be allowed to rule in cases pertaining to the 2020 election or cases related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, of which there are expected to be a handful of those coming up in the near future.
Klobuchar lashes out
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is the latest high-profile Democrat to call for Thomas’ recusal in those cases, though she stopped short of echoing calls from within her party to impeach the conservative justice.
“You have the wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice advocating for an insurrection, advocating for overturning a legal election to the sitting president’s chief of staff and she also knows this election, these cases, are going to come before her husband,” Klobuchar said this week.
She added: “This is a textbook case for removing him, recusing him from these decisions.”
So far, it doesn’t appear as if the criticism and calls for his recusal on those types of cases is bothering the veteran justice all that much. Only time will tell if Democrats attempt to take the matter to a whole new level.