Impeach Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been very busy accepting gifts from organizations that file briefs before the court, attending political fundraisers, ruling on suits in which he or his wife have a conflict of interest, and hiding income. No wonder he hasn’t had time to ask a question from the bench in five years.
There are three names Clarence Thomas should have in the top of his mind, if there’s room:
1. Thomas Porteous. This federal judge was impeached in 2010 for charges of corruption and was removed from office.
2. Samuel Kent. This federal judge was impeached in 2009 for charges of sexual assault and abuse of power. He resigned.
3. Alberto Gonzales. This U.S. Attorney General resigned after Congressman Jay Inslee introduced — and dozens of his colleagues agreed to cosponsor — the following bill:
“Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary shall investigate fully whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to impeach Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.”
It took Gonzales a couple of years to find a job, as lawyers notable primarily for their obedience are not all that hard to find. Inslee, by contrast, is a candidate for Governor of Washington.
What we need to find now is a congress member who will introduce a similar bill with Thomas’ name replacing Gonzales’.