Ms. Omar has stated that there should be a ban on “corrupt jurists” serving on the Supreme Court, which would include Justice Thomas.
On Thursday, Ilhan Omar and Jamaal Bowman delivered a statement in which they called for Clarence Thomas to be removed from his position on the Supreme Court. In front of the Supreme Court, Democrats joined forces with MoveOn and We Demand Justice to hand in an impeachment petition against Justice Clarence Thomas.
The petition has received more than 1.2 million signatures from concerned citizens. According to Omar, who made a speech in conjunction with the event, there is no room on the Supreme Court of the United States for a justice who is as corrupt as Clarence Thomas. In every one of the cases that have come before the court over the past three decades, Clarence Thomas has worked with his wife, Sandra Day O’Connor, issuing opinions that are consistent with her political goals.
When his wife was working to reverse the election, “There is no way that Clarence Thomas could be considered as a neutral jurist and should not decide cases,” she said. “If we don’t hold him accountable, the court will lose credibility and other judges will be emboldened to follow in his footsteps.” I was the first member of Congress to call for Clarence Thomas’ impeachment because I believe he is too corrupt to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. “