Senate Judiciary Committee member Amy Cloboucher says Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should withdraw from some cases after his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Thomas, sent a text message to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows urging him to help overthrow the 2020 government. Is. The election results called it a “textbook case”
Meadows voluntarily returned messages to the committee last year before deciding not to cooperate with the investigation. In January, the court refused to bar the committee on January 6 from receiving Trump White House records for just one objection to justice: Thomas.
“The information is clear here. It’s incredible,” Klobuchcher, D-Min, told Jonathan Carl, co-anchor of “This Week,” in an exclusive interview on Sunday. “You are the wife of a current Supreme Court judge … in favor of reversing the legal election of the current President’s Chief of Staff.”
“She too knows this election – these cases are going to come before her husband,” she added. “It’s a textbook lawsuit to remove him, to remove him from these decisions.”
Carl follows, and “What if he doesn’t abandon himself?”
Kloubucher said “the whole integrity of the court is on the line here” and he is looking to Chief Justice John Roberts and the rest of the bench to discuss the matter.
“They spoke better because you can’t sue for a trial related to this election, and in fact, the ethics rules that apply to all other federal judges say that if a family member is involved, in the presence of neutrality, they have to withdraw.” He said.
Kloubucher added, “So not only should he withdraw himself, but this Supreme Court needs a very bad moral code.”
After a week-long controversial hearing to consider President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, Carl Kloubucher, who was present at the hearing, was pressured by the first black woman nominated by the High Court to decide which Republican would vote for Jackson. . While West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has made clear his intention to vote for Jackson, he is on track to be confirmed with or without GOP support.
“I think he (eBay). He has it in every other nomination for different levels of court … I can’t tell you who. I can’t tell you how much. But I think it will be too much. Important for this process, Kloubacher praised Jackson as a “pillar of power” and how he managed to “attack” Republicans during the hearing.
At a defining moment in his presidency, Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin “not to think about moving an inch of NATO territory” during a speech Saturday from the Royal Castle grounds in Warsaw, Poland.
He surprised many by saying that Putin “cannot stay in power,” leading White House officials to make it clear that the United States is not calling for a change of government in Russia.
But Carl noted that “it was the headline of the whole world,” and “it was a message heard in Moscow.”
Kloboucher responded that he was at the Polish-Ukrainian border and had seen and heard the horrors of refugees fleeing Ukraine, “everything they have, everything, their little stuff animals and their backpacks, mothers with suitcases to fight behind their husbands.”
“Vladimir Putin is a monster,” he said. “But the US government’s position is not to send troops there. It’s to help Ukraine as much as we can … It’s humanitarian aid, more than 1 1 billion has been promised, to take in 100,000 refugees, that’s what we’re doing.”
Carl pressed: “And this is not a change of regime in Moscow?”
“It’s been very clear,” he said.
ABC News’ Benjamin Siegel, Katherine Folders, Jonathan Carl and Devin Dwyer contributed to this report.