Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Challenges Clarence Thomas On ‘Bully’ Comment
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries doesn’t undergo fools. Talking throughout a Home Judiciary Committee listening to on the Supreme Courtroom Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act of 2022, Jeffries took intention at current feedback by Justice Clarence Thomas.
At a judicial occasion in Atlanta, Thomas claimed pro-abortion protestors have been making an attempt to “bully” the Courtroom. Jeffries challenged the remarks in addition to the shortage of illustration for the American folks and their finest pursuits within the present Courtroom’s make-up.
At the moment, Supreme Courtroom justices are on an old-fashioned honor system in the case of recusing themselves. They don’t have a selected enforceable code of ethics. Launched final July, the Supreme Courtroom Ethics, Recusal and Transparency Act would require the Judicial Convention to create a code of ethics that applies to all judges together with Supreme Courtroom justices.
In accordance with Bloomberg Regulation, the proposed laws would additionally improve transparency for briefs submitted in help of a selected celebration or place earlier than the Courtroom often known as an amicus temporary. It additionally consists of disclosure necessities for revenue, journey and presents obtained by justices.
Jeffries additionally prompt that if Thomas was frightened about folks not accepting outcomes he ought to begin at house along with his spouse Ginni Thomas, who supported efforts to undermine the 2020 election.
Full transcript beneath:
I’m additionally shocked at my colleagues’ sudden curiosity, not my particular colleague from Louisiana, however all of my colleagues on the opposite aspect of the aisle, their sudden curiosity in decorum.
What occurred to your curiosity in decorum because it pertains to the January 6 violent riot that you simply referred to as a peaceable protest, that you simply referred to as legit political discourse, a traditional vacationer go to.
What occurred to your curiosity in decorum then?
I discover it ironic additionally that there’s this protection, this reflexive protection of Justice Clarence Thomas.
Justice Thomas just isn’t above the regulation. Justice Thomas just isn’t above public scrutiny. Justice Thomas just isn’t above public accountability. He’s a public servant, an Article Three decide. He’s not above scrutiny.
A couple of days in the past, Justice Thomas had the nerve to accuse others of making an attempt to bully him and the Supreme Courtroom and in addition categorical concern for folks in America more and more being unwilling to simply accept outcomes that they don’t like.
Are you kidding me?
Nobody is making an attempt to bully Clarence Thomas and this runaway Supreme Courtroom majority.
This runaway Supreme Courtroom majority and Clarence Thomas are attempting to abuse and bully the American folks.
No one is making an attempt to bully the Supreme Courtroom. The Supreme Courtroom is making an attempt to bully the American folks by taking away the rights of girls to make their very own healthcare choices, their freedom to make their very own healthcare choices and as a substitute impose government-mandated pregnancies, even within the case of rape or incest.
That’s excessive. That’s merciless. That’s bullying.
And if Justice Thomas actually desires to cope with bullying in America or this downside of individuals supposedly unwilling to simply accept outcomes that they don’t like, I’ve obtained some recommendation for Justice Thomas: Begin in your individual house. Have a dialog with Ginni Thomas.
She refused to simply accept the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. Why? As a result of she didn’t like the end result.
So as a substitute, she tried to steal the election, overthrow america authorities, and set up a tyrant. That’s bullying. That’s being unwilling to simply accept an consequence since you don’t just like the outcomes, as a result of the previous, twice impeached, so-called president of america of America misplaced legitimately to Joe Biden.
How did she reply? As an alternative, she mentioned the Bidens ought to face a army tribunal in Guantanamo Bay on trumped up expenses of sedition. You’ve obtained to be kidding me?
And lastly, let me ask this query of Brother Thomas: why are you such a hater?
Hate on civil rights.
Hate on ladies’s rights.
Hate on reproductive rights.
Hate on voting rights.
Hate on marital rights.
Hate on equal safety below the regulation.
Hate on liberty and justice for all.
Hate on free and honest elections.
Why are you such a hater?
And also you suppose you will get away with it, escape public scrutiny, since you suppose that shamelessness is your superpower.
Effectively, here’s a information flash straight from the Home Judiciary Committee: Reality crushed to the bottom will rise once more and reality will likely be your kryptonite.
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