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Democrats Question Clarence Thomas’s Ethics After Wife’s Texts Are Revealed

  • Warren leads letter demanding Thomas recuse himself from cases
  • Ginni Thomas texted ex-Trump aide about overturning election
Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas

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Senator Elizabeth Warren and almost two dozen other Democratic lawmakers are demanding that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recuse himself from any cases involving 2020 election disputes or the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol after revelations his wife advocated actions to overturn the presidential election.

Warren, Representative Pramila Jayapal and members of the House and Senate judiciary committees also want Thomas and Chief Justice John Roberts to explain why Thomas didn’t recuse himself from a case involving access to former President Donald Trump’s White House records, in which Thomas was the lone vote against release of the documents.