“The jig is up — and [Thomas] must be held accountable”

WASHINGTON, DC – Since news broke of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s decades-worth of undisclosed luxury travel and gifts from billionaire Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, scrutiny has increased around Thomas and his ongoing ethics issues. Now, new revelations, including misstated annual financial disclosures, reveal a pattern of continued corruption.

These aren’t just one-off examples of paperwork errors or harmless friendships. It’s a decades-long pattern of Justice Thomas’s attempting to conceal a highly problematic financial relationship with a billionaire conservative donor. Thomas clearly sees his position on our nation’s highest court as a chance to upgrade his own lifestyle while shirking all consequences. Now, the jig is up — and he must be held accountable.”

Accountable.US president Kyle Herrig.

New revelations in Thomas’s continued pattern of corruption:

  • Washington Post: Clarence Thomas has for years claimed income from a defunct real estate firm.
  • CNN: Harlan Crow is not charging Justice Thomas’ mother rent.
  • Dallas News: Harlan Crow says he “doesn’t know” whether he would be friends with Thomas if he were not a Supreme Court justice.

Accountable.US recently released a full timeline tracking how Clarence and Ginni Thomas benefited from Crow over decades. Previously, Accountable.US released new research revealing that Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have collectively received over $450,000 in donations from Harlan Crow himself. Accountable.US also fact-checked Clarence Thomas’s defensive statement and highlighted the Leonard Leo link to this example of unprecedented corruption.

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