"It's Not Realistic," says Dick Durbin concerning talks of Impeaching Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
However, he does believe Thomas should recuse himself from matters surrounding the January 6th Riots...
The impeachment of a Supreme Court Justice is something nobody has ever heard of. With that being the case, even with the controversy following Thomas Clarence, the reality is that his impeachment is one that will most likely never happen. Senator Dick Durbin took it a step further by stating it would be “a mistake” to impeach Clarence Thomas.
“I don’t think it’s realistic. I think it’s a mistake as to whether he’s going to be impeached. It’s not realistic, but [Thomas] should show good judgment. If this court is going to be credible, it has to be as apolitical as possible.”
Dick Durban said on Fox News Sunday with host Mike Emanuel.
Criticism against Clarence Thomas has been everything but subtle. It all comes after his vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and his opinion to review other such cases surrounding gay marriage, same-sex relationships, and even the usage of contraception. Not only is he tied into the Supreme Court controversies, but his wife, Ginni Thomas, was caught communicating with Trump’s team in support of overturning the 2020 election.
Petitions have made their rounds which ask for signatures in favor of impeaching Clarence Thomas. So far, one specifically has received more than 1 Million signatures. AOC has also been a strong advocate of such actions against Thomas.
Even if Dick Durbin doesn't support the impeachment of Clarence Thomas, he does believe Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from matters surrounding the January 6th Riots. He said, “There is in my mind a clear conflict of interest when it comes to Justice Thomas and issues related to the Jan. 6 insurrection. I would think that Justice Thomas should recuse himself from any decisions that relate to the Jan. 6 episode.”