Clarence Thomas received a devastating threat from the last person he ever expected

As the most conservative Justice on the Court, Clarence Thomas is beloved by conservatives. But his time could be numbered.

Because Clarence Thomas received a devastating threat from the last person he ever expected.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is urging Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from the Colorado case involving former President Donald Trump’s eligibility for the 2024 ballot, claiming a conflict of interest in the justice’s wife’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

“It’s very clear: Clarence Thomas and, rather, his wife, Ginni, participated in the events of Jan. 6, and now what is likely coming before the Supreme Court is a judgment as to whether an event that his wife participated in, that his wife has been investigated by in the Jan. 6 committee, qualifies as an insurrection,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday.

“Clarence Thomas’s decision on that, one way or another, and overall the court’s decision on that, would directly implicate his wife, and so, this is just one of the most classic, textbook conflicts of interest, and it would frankly be a scandal if he did not recuse himself,” the congresswoman continued.

The remarks by the New York Democrat follow a letter sent to the justice by Ocasio-Cortez and seven other House Democrats last week, demanding his recusal and claiming that Ginni Thomas not only attended the “January 6 rally, but she was instrumental in planning it and bringing the insurrectionists to the Capitol.”

“It is unthinkable that you could be impartial in deciding whether an event your wife personally organized qualifies as a ‘insurrection’ that would prevent someone from holding the office of President,” the House Democrats wrote.

House Democrats have also requested that Clarence Thomas recuse himself from the 2020 federal election subversion case being prosecuted by special counsel Jack Smith, in which the Supreme Court will decide whether Trump has presidential immunity.

Ginni Thomas spoke for three hours before the Jan. 6 committee panel in September 2022, after the panel had sought an interview with her for months over her role in the Jan. 6 Capitol disturbance.

She texted White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and phoned politicians in Arizona and Wisconsin in the weeks following the election.

During her interview, she maintained her belief that “fraud and irregularities occurred in the 2020 election.”

Members of the committee were divided on whether Ginni Thomas played a significant role in the efforts to overturn the election results.

Ocasio-Cortez stated on Monday that Clarence Thomas set a “precedent” when he recused himself from a lawsuit involving former Trump legal adviser John Eastman last October.

The New York Democrat claimed that a document provided to the committee on January 6 indicated messages between Ginni Thomas and Eastman, yet Clarence Thomas did not explain why he recused himself.

“I think our hope is that Clarence Thomas has shown that he is going to recuse himself from a case, this is one of the most direct implications that he has with respect to perhaps one of any of the cases that has come before the court,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“This truly is not even about partisan point scoring. This is about the integrity of the court,” the congresswoman said.

“And to not recuse oneself from a case where a justice is so deeply involved would have larger ramifications not just for Clarence Thomas but for the Supreme Court overall.”

Because Democrats care so much about the Court’s integrity, right?

The same Democrats that pushed Biden to sign an executive order to investigate whether to pack the Court with new justices?

Give us a break.

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