The left-wing legal organization that facilitated former President Donald Trump’s removal from the Colorado Republican primary ballot has called for conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the group responsible for the lawsuit that got Trump kicked off the Colorado ballot, argues that Thomas should resign and face investigations by Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ) based on stories by left-wing outlet ProPublica about gifts he received from billionaire Harlan Crow.
“Your conduct has likely violated civil and criminal laws and has created the impression that access to and influence over Supreme Court justices is for sale,” CREW President and CEO Noah Bookbinder wrote in a May 9, 2023, letter to Thomas. “While we appreciate your many years of public service, your conduct has left you with only one way to continue faithfully serving our democracy. For the sake of our judiciary and the sake of people’s faith in its legitimacy, you must resign.”
CREW has written similar letters to House and Senate Judiciary Committees calling for investigations into Clarence Thomas and his wife, conservative activist Ginni Thomas. In addition, CREW has filed a civil and criminal complaint urging the DOJ and Chief Justice John Roberts to investigate Thomas.
ProPublica and CREW share common left-wing donors, such as the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Marisla Foundation and George Soros-backed Foundation to Promote Open Society, the Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported. ProPublica has also cited legal ethics experts with past donations to Democrats and left-wing activist groups.
Thomas filed an updated financial disclosure in August to comply with updated Judicial Conference ethics rules. The attorneys who prepared the disclosure said it refuted accusations of ethics violations generated by the ProPublica reports.
Colorado’s Supreme Court ruled 4-3 on Tuesday to disqualify Trump from the state’s GOP primary ballot under the 14th Amendment for his alleged role in the Jan. 6th, 2021, Capitol riot. Trump has not been criminally charged or convicted for fomenting an insurrection.
Investigative reporter. James Lynch can be reached on Twitter @jameslynch32.
POST ON X:
🚨BREAKING: El Salvador President Nayib Bukele is supporting Donald Trump for President in 2024.
Do you support this? pic.twitter.com/q5eszLUvBH
— Ian Jaeger (@IanJaeger29) December 20, 2023
EDITORS NOTE: This Daily Caller column is republished with permission. All rights reserved.