Attorneys Tristan Snell and Laurence Tribe took to Twitter this weekend to say that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “must be summoned to testify under oath” before hearing cases related to the March 6 Capitol riot. January 2021 listening.
“Ginni Thomas and Clarence Thomas must BOTH be subpoenaed to testify under oath before any of the grand juries hear evidence of the Jan. 6 coup,” Snell said tweeted on Friday. “At best, they are witnesses to facts. At worst, they are co-conspirators charged with seditious conspiracy.”
On Saturday, Tribe agreed, tweeting: “You are at least witnessing essential facts. If Judge Thomas were to resist a subpoena on grounds of separation of powers, it is fair to ask whether he would back down from the DOJ’s appeal to SCOTUS of a lower federal court. The ruling confirms Thomas’ contempt of court conviction.”
Clarence Thomas has faced numerous resignation and impeachment proceedings over his wife’s alleged involvement in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court Justice has also been asked to withdraw from cases involving the insurgency.
The walkout requests come after revelations that conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas had sent text messages to former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, in support of the annulment of the election. The lyrics revealed Ginni Thomas’ belief in widespread voter fraud and conspiracy theories that Joe Biden stole the election.
In a statement read in September at the beginning of her interview with the House riot inquiry committee, Ginni Thomas said her activities in relation to the election were “minimal and mainstream” and that she had not spoken to her did husband at all about the details of their activities after the election.
“I am sure I never spoke to him about any of the legal challenges of the 2020 election as I was in no way involved in those challenges,” she said. “Let me also add that it is ridiculous for anyone who knows my husband to think I could influence his jurisprudence.”
According to emails received from That washington post, Ginni Thomas also reportedly contacted attorneys in Arizona and Wisconsin, urging them to “elect” their own presidential electors and ignore Biden’s victory in the popular vote.
Political scientist and Florida Atlantic University professor Craig Agranoff said news week on Saturday that “the decision to subpoena a Supreme Court justice is a matter for the legislature or the judiciary of the government and would depend on the specific circumstances and legal considerations.”
Agranoff continued, “It is important to respect the independence and integrity of the judiciary and ensure that it can carry out its duties without interference.”
In addition, Agranoff believes it would help the court’s integrity if Clarence Thomas stepped down from cases involving his wife and “very doubted” the judiciary would step down.
https://www.newsweek.com/clarence-thomas-must-subpoenaed-testify-over-jan-6-lawyers-1770573 Clarence Thomas to be ‘subpoenaed’ to testify on Jan 6th: lawyers