The High Court justice is going thru a focus on his wife’s action and how he has and would rule on issues that might have Donald Trump ‘s name in it….
Senate Republicans are skeptical of requiring a code of ethics in response to new scrutiny over Justice Clarence Thomas that has thrown momentum behind calls for more formalized ethics rules for the Supreme Court.
The issue has bubbled up in the wake of reports that Ginni Thomas, the justice’s wife, urged former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to find a way to overturn the 2020 election. Their text messages, handed over by Meadows to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, put a new spotlight on Thomas’s rulings in cases tied to the panel’s investigation and the election.
Though the idea is being embraced by top Democrats, to get through the Senate it would need the support of at least 10 GOP senators — a difficult climb.
“I’m uncomfortable with the idea of becoming overly prescriptive … particularly on Supreme Court justices. They generally have pretty good instincts about when to recuse and when not to,” said Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Senate Republican.
“I just don’t think there’s a need for that, and I think that creates a lot of constraints on the Supreme Court that I think could be problematic long term,” he added….