Former Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has called on congressional Democrats to “introduce articles of impeachment” against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Boxer made the demands during an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Beat” yesterday.
She was responding to reports about Justice Thomas’s wife’s text messages and his ruling in a case about the Trump White House.
Thomas ruled against releasing documents to the House Select Committee investigating January 6.
His wife Ginni was in frequent contact with then-chief of staff Mark Meadows about overturning the 2020 presidential election.
“I looked at it from the lens of someone who served on the Bipartisan Ethics Committee in the Senate for many years,” Boxer said.
“I was chair and co-chair for all those years. I would say this.
“I thought if Clarence Thomas had been a Senator and his wife was texting the president’s chief of staff about overturning democracy, Clarence Thomas, if he were a senator, would have been thrown out of the Senate if he knew about it and did not recuse himself from the case.
“Even though in our history only one Supreme Court justice has been impeached, that was in 1804.
“I still think it would be good for someone to introduce articles of impeachment, to lay out this abuse of power for everyone to see.”
Host Ari Melber said:
“You’re saying, though, that your read here is, this is a potentially impeachable issue for Justice Thomas?”
Boxer replied saying:
“I believe so if he knew.
“If he knew about this communication and as someone who has been married for, guess what, 60 years.
“I can tell you by listening through Ginni Thomas, through the emails, she was hysterical.
“It’s hard for me to believe she doesn’t mention a thing or two about that.”
WATCH: Former Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer says Ginni Thomas' texts urging Mark Meadows to pursue efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election may be an impeachable issue for her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pic.twitter.com/f78OOZpWO4
— The Beat with Ari Melber 📺 (@TheBeatWithAri) March 25, 2022