One year ago, ProPublica published damning reporting revealing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s luxury trips and perks from billionaire benefactor Harlan Crow, sparking the broader Court corruption crisis. One year and countless apparent ethics violations later, Justice Thomas continues to prove himself unfit to serve on our nation’s highest court.

As Justice Thomas’s ethical violations have piled up over the past year, one thing remains clear: Thomas clearly views his position on our nation’s highest court as a chance to upgrade his own lifestyle with no consequences. Justice Thomas is unfit to serve on our high court, and he must resign. Each day that Thomas remains on the bench threatens the legitimacy of the high court. Thomas’s resignation is a critical step toward restoring credibility and public trust in the institution.”

Accountable.US president Caroline Ciccone

Key examples of Justice Thomas’s corruption that necessitate his resignation:

Government watchdog Accountable.US first called for Thomas’s resignation following a bombshell Senate Finance Committee report revealing that Thomas failed to repay a significant portion (if not all) of the $267,230 loaned to him by wealthy benefactor Anthony Welters for his luxury R.V — a “sweetheart deal” with damning ethical and potential tax consequences. Later, Accountable.US joined over 85 advocacy organizations in urging the Senate to ramp up efforts to combat court corruption and issue subpoenas the Judiciary Committee approved last year to Supreme Court billionaire matchmaker Leonard Leo and billionaire benefactor Harlan Crow. 


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