Democrats’ Forever War On Justice Clarence Thomas Ramps Up – IOTW Report

Democrats’ Forever War On Justice Clarence Thomas Ramps Up

Latest salvo is overblown claim about Justice Thomas not reporting trips on a conservative billionaire’s private jet and visits to his vacation home – but those trips were not reportable until the law was recently changed.

Legal Insurrection: I think it’s fair to say that there is no one Democrats hate more than Justice Clarence Thomas.

But Trump you shout. Fair enough, but they’ve been hating and attacking Clarence Thomas since 1991, Trump is a relatively new-found object of hate. Also, they hate Trump (and every other potential Republican nominee) because he’s a threat to their political power; they hate Thomas at a much more visceral, gut level, because as a Black conservative he represents a threat to the core of their race-baiting being.

So the war on Clarence Thomas is a forever war. That forever war is energized by Democrats’ frustration that the U.S. Supreme Court is the one major national institution that the left does not control. So what they can’t control, they must destroy.

Hence the calls long before the abortion decision for court-packing and investigations of conservative Justices, and the open instigation of violence resulting in an assassination attempt against Justice Kavanaugh. Amazing how that’s been memory-holed, isn’t it?

The latest salvo was fired by ProPublica, in an article about the Thomas’s relationship with conservative donor Harlan Crowe. The article suggests some impropriety, Clarence Thomas and the Billionaire:

IN LATE JUNE 2019, right after the U.S. Supreme Court released its final opinion of the term, Justice Clarence Thomas boarded a large private jet headed to Indonesia. He and his wife were going on vacation: nine days of island-hopping in a volcanic archipelago on a superyacht staffed by a coterie of attendants and a private chef.

If Thomas had chartered the plane and the 162-foot yacht himself, the total cost of the trip could have exceeded $500,000. Fortunately for him, that wasn’t necessary: He was on vacation with real estate magnate and Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, who owned the jet — and the yacht, too.

For more than two decades, Thomas has accepted luxury trips virtually every year from the Dallas businessman without disclosing them, documents and interviews show….

Sounds bad, huh? Except nothing in the ProPublica article demonstrates that it was unlawful to hop on a friend’s private jet to vacation at his private home.

The only possible hook ProPublica had was non-disclosure:

These trips appeared nowhere on Thomas’ financial disclosures. His failure to report the flights appears to violate a law passed after Watergate that requires justices, judges, members of Congress and federal officials to disclose most gifts, two ethics law experts said. He also should have disclosed his trips on the yacht, these experts said.

There’s no evidence of a quid pro quo, and Crow had no business before the Supreme Court. Is it really a shock that Justice Thomas hangs out with conservatives?

The claim that the value of the trips was reportable is hotly disputed. The Wall Street Journal argued in an editorial:

The left’s assault on the Supreme Court is continuing, and the latest front is the news that Justice Clarence Thomas has a rich friend who has hosted the Justice on his private plane, his yacht, and his vacation resort. That’s it. That’s the story. Yet this non-bombshell has triggered breathless claims that the Court must be investigated, and that Justice Thomas must resign or be impeached. Those demands give away the real political game here….


6 Comments on Democrats’ Forever War On Justice Clarence Thomas Ramps Up

  1. And yet the pedo joe brags about vacationing at billionaires palaces , he has done it for years. Didn’t the dems bitch about a Fucking golf club but it’s okay for pedo joe to take bribes.

  2. Not only are they filled with hate for Justice Thomas, they sound like jealous little bitches.

    That man has weathered so much crap from the leftists. He is amazing.

  3. “I’d grown up fearing the lynch mobs of the Ku Klux Klan; as an adult, I was starting to wonder if I’d been afraid of the wrong white people all along. My worst fears had come to pass not in Georgia but in Washington, D.C., where I was being pursued not by bigots in white robes but by left-wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony.”

    – Clarence Thomas


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