"Dozens" of House Democrats lead by Earl Blumenauer (OR) and Louise Slaughter (NY) are calling on the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the finances and alleged ethical violations of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, reports Politico.
"Among their charges against Thomas: that the justice failed to report at least $1.6 million that his wife, Ginni, had earned since 1997; that he might have failed to report gifts from rich supporters; and that he inappropriately solicited donations for favored non-profits, according to their letter sent to Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.). Blumenauer was still collecting signatures on Wednesday night, and told POLITICO that 45 lawmakers have so far attached their names to the letter.
Virginia Thomas is one of the founders of the Tea Party movement. The right-wing sources funding her are opposed to the Obama Administration's healthcare reform, which the Supreme Court will likely review this term.
This is the second time House Democrats have targeted Justice Thomas in the last week. Last week, some "20 Democrats in Congress [asked] the Justice Department to investigate whether Supreme Court Justice ClarenceThomas violated ethics rules," reports UPI.
Can't wait for Thomas to accuse Democrats of conducting "a high-tech lynching". Oh that's right, he's already played that (race) card to get his current position .