Richard Nixon and congressional Republicans assassinated Abe Fortas, the Supreme Court’s most liberal member, in 1969, threatening to imprison his widow. Today’s Democrats and Clarence Thomas can learn something from this. Today, Democrats are urging Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from decisions surrounding Donald Trump’s coup attempt.
Ginni Thomas should be prosecuted
They should demand that he resign and that his wife be prosecuted. Ginni Thomas, Justice Thomas’s wife, appears to have been a participant in a scheme to overthrow the US government. This is incredible in and of itself.
When Donald Trump sought to prevent President Joe Biden from handing presidential records to a House committee on January 6, Clarence Thomas was the only vote on the court to support Trump’s efforts to conceal his crime.
What will Congress and the Department of Justice do about these crimes?
Republicans went crazy over an “ethical controversy” involving a Democratic-appointed Supreme Court justice fifty-four years ago, and their efforts resulted in so much pressure that he resigned. Will Democrats compel Thomas to quit in the same way, handing Biden another Supreme Court nominee.
Is this the reason why Sen. Lindsey Graham just “hinted” that if the Senate goes Republican in this fall’s election, the GOP will block all Biden judicial nominations until the 2024 election?
To comprehend the possibilities, it’s necessary to grasp the precedence, which was set by Republicans in 1968 and 1969: Justice Abe Fortas didn’t retire until John Mitchell, President Richard Nixon’s campaign manager and attorney general, threatened to arrest Fortas’ wife with felony corruption.
However, I’m getting ahead of myself. It’s a very incredible story that most people nowadays are unaware of. It began with the screening of “dirty pictures” in the United States Capitol.
I remember the “Fortas Film Festival” because I was a teen lad when it first began in the summer of 1968, and I was fascinated about the films that Sen. Strom Thurmond was screening to his male colleagues in that Capitol conference room.