WASHINGTON, DC – A new Senate Finance Committee report today revealed that Supreme Court Justice Clarence 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. Almost nine years later, the outstanding debt was forgiven and unreported — a “sweetheart deal” with damning ethical and potential tax consequences.
“This is a new low even for Justice Thomas, whose decades-long improper relationship with billionaire benefactor Harlan Crow sparked the Supreme Court corruption crisis in the first place. Thomas has essentially gone about business as usual on the Supreme Court while skirting all ethics standards to cash in on his wealthy friends — to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Accountable.US president Caroline Ciccone. “Justice Thomas clearly views his position on our nation’s highest court as a chance to upgrade his own lifestyle with no consequences. As becomes more clear by the day, he is unfit to serve on our high court. Justice Thomas must resign.”