'Broken moral compass': Twitter slams Mike Pence for Clarence Thomas praise
Former Vice President Mike Pence wants the world to know he stands with United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
The possible 2024 hopeful's public support comes one month after ProPublica revealed the right-wing justice, for decades, has "been treated to luxury vacations" by billionaire and friend Harlan Crow, and failed to disclose that information.
Pence tweeted Saturday morning a photo from former President Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony, writing, "On January 20, 2017, I was honored to be sworn in as Vice President by Justice Clarence Thomas."
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The former vice president continued, "Ever since his nomination to the Supreme Court in 1991 Justice Thomas has been maliciously attacked by the Left, including by then Sen. Joe Biden," adding, "The attacks on his character are continuing today, and it’s appalling to see."
Further praising the justice, Pence wrote, "I stand with Justice Clarence Thomas and call on every American to join me in defending this good man and principled jurist," before concluding, "Our Nation is fortunate to have Justice Thomas serving on the Highest Court of the Land. God bless Justice Clarence Thomas."
Twitter users — both Democrats and Republicans — may have made the GOPer wish that he'd kept his support of Thomas to himself.
Fuad Bangash: "as usual, Sir, broken moral compass. Any Judge in United States should not be obliged to a billionaire while making decisions that affect every US Citizen, immigrants or Dreamers. FYI his wife is key part of Big Lie and January 6th insurrection that led to you and Speaker Pelosi being in a dangerous situation. #SCOTUSCorruption"
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WIATGIA: "You had a duty to protect America from all threats both foreign and domestic, and when the going got tuff, you stood down and accepted a coin for doing do. At least Judas understood he did the wrong thing and then did the right after the fact. May history never forget you!"
@ChrisJustice01: "Clarence Thomas is a lying criminal. Everyone associated to him is suspect. You have your own crimes to worry about. And you were aware of crimes by others. So you have discredited yourself."
@espenza: "You will never be president"
Warren: "Grifters gotta stick together"
Joyce Alene: "When people tell you all you need to know about them: Mike Pence clarifies his views on ethics."
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