Republican lawmakers are bashing Democratic calls for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from a case on whether former President Donald Trump can be removed from Colorado’s primary election ballot.
A coalition of House Democrats led by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) claim the justice’s spouse, Ginni, had an “intimate involvement” in the Jan. 6 rally that devolved into a riot at the Capitol two years ago and therefore Thomas should recuse himself from deciding the case. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) told the Washington Examiner this week that there is “no precedent or justification” for such a request and that it is a part of Democrats’ “real goal: packing the Supreme Court.”
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, arrives for a deposition on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 27, 2018. | (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)