A group of leading House Democrats on Friday called for the Justice Department to open an investigation into Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Calls by Democratic lawmakers for the court to conduct an internal inquiry into Thomas’ lavish donor-funded trips, as well as their efforts to conduct their own probe, have been met with stonewalling.
“We write to urge the Department of Justice (‘DOJ’) to launch an investigation into Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas,” five House Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The probe, they said, should look at Thomas “consistently failing to report significant gifts he received from Harlan Crow and other billionaires for nearly two decades—in defiance of his duty under federal law.”
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#ICYMI: We joined @RepAOC, @RepJerryNadler, @RepHankJohnson, and @RepRaskin in urging @TheJusticeDept to investigate Justice Clarence Thomas’ alleged staggering violations of the Ethics of Government Act.
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