Pramila Jayapal Calls For SC Ethics Overhaul As Impartiality of Justice Clarence Thomas Comes Under Fire
India-West News Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – Conservative Supreme Court Justice Thomas Clarence’s ties to billionaire GOP donor, the Dallas businessman Harlan Crow has sent shockwaves through the country. Earlier, his wife Ginni, a Republican activist herself, had been questioned by the January 6 committee for her ties in that riot.
With the couple removing the veneer of neutrality from the Supreme Court, they have become the object of rancor that has also affected the image of the institution itself.
Among those criticizing Clarence Thomas for accepting and not reporting luxury trips on private yachts and planes and gifts, which have the potential to influence his judgments, is Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).
“It’s time for a major ethical overhaul of our highest court — that’s why @Sen. Elizabeth Warren and I have a bill to impose a code of conduct on our judicial system. People deserve impartial judges and justices who aren’t beholden to special interests or to their personal agenda,” she tweeted.
In another tweet, commenting on a New York Times report she said, “are already concerns of a conflict of interest surrounding Justice Thomas and his wife’s efforts to overturn a free and fair election.”