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Sun Dec 31, 2023, 04:18 PM Dec 2023

Why Raskin wants Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from potential Trump ruling [View all]

Source: USA Today

Published 2:08 p.m. ET Dec. 31, 2023 | Updated 2:09 p.m. ET Dec. 31, 2023

As some states fight to keep former President Donald Trump off the ballot in 2024 and cases head to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., wants one of the longest-serving justices to recuse himself from a potential ruling. Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself because his wife, Ginni Thomas, "was involved in the big lie," according to Raskin.

Thomas sent dozens of text messages after the 2020 election to Mark Meadows, Trump's former chief of staff, urging him to fight the results. In late September 2022, she told a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that she regretted those texts that were sent at an "emotional time" and would take them all back if she could. Though Thomas told the panel she still thought there were election irregularities, she did believe Joe Biden was the president of the United States.

Raskin was a member of the House committee that investigated what led to the Capitol attack and suggested Clarence Thomas couldn't objectively evaluate whether Trump should be disqualified from the 2024 ballot.

"Anybody looking at this in any kind of dispassionate, reasonable way would say if your wife was involved in the big lie and claiming that Donald Trump actually won the presidential election and been agitating for that and participating in the events leading up to Jan. 6, that you shouldn’t be participating," Raskin said.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2023/12/31/clarence-thomas-should-recuse-himself-from-trump-ruling-raskin-says/72072823007/

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100% agree with Raskin. bluestarone Dec 2023 #1
thomas needs to recuse himself joshdawg Dec 2023 #2
Actually, soldierant Jan 2024 #24
Thomas wouldn't recuse himself from a case Mr.Bill Dec 2023 #3
Ain't that the truth! slightlv Dec 2023 #9
A prediction for 2024? twodogsbarking Dec 2023 #12
That depends on how much he was offered for it. Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2024 #20
Beat me to it! soldierant Jan 2024 #25
Thomas is a crook....... Lock him up. Trueblue1968 Dec 2023 #4
Nobody has ever been as corrupt on the SC. truthisfreedom Dec 2023 #5
Not recusing himself from these sorts of cases is why Clarence gets the big bucks from Harlan Crow. sop Dec 2023 #6
Thomas shouldn't BlueMTexpat Dec 2023 #7
He won't because he is the most corrupt SC justice in American history. NNadir Dec 2023 #8
Between Thomas and Alito, I don't know slightlv Dec 2023 #10
I've wondered about that... Shipwack Dec 2023 #13
Good article for "editorials and other articles." nt BWdem4life Dec 2023 #11
He didn't recuse himself during Bush v Gore LisaM Dec 2023 #14
Arrest Ginni Thomas for her treason. ZonkerHarris Dec 2023 #15
This !!! hydrolastic Jan 2024 #22
Thomas will never recuse unless humiliated for reasons why he should. Maybe even then he will refuse. No compass. Evolve Dammit Dec 2023 #16
If he is not humiliated by now, he never will be. Bluethroughu Dec 2023 #17
Considering his humble origins, he is a very hollow man with no morals. Evolve Dammit Dec 2023 #18
So we shouldn't just forget about what Ginni Thomas did? SouthernDem4ever Dec 2023 #19
"Who is gonna make me?" - Clarence Thomas Novara Jan 2024 #21
I agree with Rep. Raskin wendyb-NC Jan 2024 #23
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