More than 1 million people petition for Thomas’ impeachment
International Business News – According to the US “Newsweek” report on the 4th, after the Supreme Court overturned the “Roe v. Wade” judgment, the petition initiated by the civil organization MoveOn to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has received more than 100 people thousands of signatures. The petition stated that Thomas’ overturning of the “Roe v. Wade” case, which gave American women the right to abortion, and his wife’s conspiracy to overturn the 2020 presidential election results showed that he could not be a fair judge, “He must resign – or else Congress must investigate and impeach him immediately.”
The petition states, the right-wing-run U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week，Thomas not only chose to overturn the case, but also made it clear that his next goal was to overturn the high court’s established ruling on gay rights and the right to contraception.
Thomas, appointed by then-President George H.W. Bush in 1991, is the longest-serving sitting justice. He is the only one of the nine Supreme Court justices to oppose the release of a transcript of the White House communications of former U.S. President Donald Trump before the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill. His wife, Ginny Thomas, has great influence in American conservative circles and has publicly supported Trump’s denial of Biden’s election. Newsweek quoted Eptin, executive director of MoveOn, as saying: “This is a serious conflict of interest. Thomas has shamed himself and American democracy.” The petition launched by the group said: “Events show that Thomas can’t be an impartial Supreme Court justice. He’s more concerned with covering up his wife’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.”
The US website Salon said one million people had petitioned to impeach Thomas, a sign of growing public anger over the right-wing justice’s actions. Before that, two members of Congress had raised the possibility of impeaching Thomas, saying “Congress has the power to impeach members of the Supreme Court and has done so before.” But other lawmakers called for Thomas to voluntarily resign as the congressional majority was reluctant to initiate impeachment proceedings, the report said.