'Enough is enough': Robert Reich demands Clarence Thomas resign or be impeached
Former United States Labor Secretary Robert Reich on Wednesday demanded that Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas step down or be removed from the bench as allegations of corruption and impropriety continue to pile up.
"Clarence Thomas must resign, and if he doesn't, well, if there was ever a case to impeach a Supreme Court justice, this is it," Reich said.
"For years, Thomas failed to disclose flights on private jets, super yacht trips, and stays at resorts," Reich recalled. "He received his gifts from a Republican mega-donor. Even though the Supreme Court has no legally binding code of ethics and justices remain among the least accountable people in our government legal experts claim that Thomas violated federal disclosure laws when he failed to report the free travel he was gifted. But at the very least it violated the public's trust and corruptly exploited his position of power to subsidize a life of luxury."
Reich also scolded Chief Justice John Roberts for refusing to even discuss implementing a code of conduct for the Court's jurists.
"Enough is enough," Reich asserted. "Supreme Court justices clearly can't be trusted to police themselves. And Chief Justice Roberts has shown little interest in holding justices to account for numerous conflicts of interest. The Supreme Court is facing a serious legitimacy crisis and failing to hold Thomas accountable will only make it worse."
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