It’s another day that ends in “y,” so it’s another day of the leftist loons on MSNBC, this time “The Cross Examination,” going crazy about conservatives for being something other than to the left of Joseph Stalin.
Appearing on the program, leftist commentator Elie Mystal, the same radical that called the US Constitution “kinda trash”, attacked Justice Clarence Thomas with a baseless accusation, saying that Thomas is “arguably the most corrupt justice in American history.”
That came after Mystal’s first attack on Thomas in the segment, an attack which revolved around a statement that Justice Thomas recently made regarding how the Supreme Court will be weakened by the leak of the Dobbs opinion, about which Thomas said that such leaks and breaches of trust mean that trust in the institution is “gone forever.”
Continuing, Thomas, in the video that MSNBC played, added that “When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it.”
Mystal, predictably, took the opposite tack from Thomas, childishly chiding him for “lecturing” Americans instead of focusing on the very critical and true point that Justice Thomas made, which is that trust in American institutions is already at rock bottom, and that such obviously political leaks as this will only weaken whatever remaining faith Americans have in their institutions.
Moving on from there, Mystal started the false “corruption” attack by attacking Justice Thomas’s wife, Ginni Thomas, a known conservative advocate. Blasting her for being “corrupt”, Mystal said:
“We have never in American history had a situation where a justice’s spouse is out there advocating for things, pinning medals on people and then bringing those people to their spouse’s courtroom. That just doesn’t happen.”
No, definitely not! It’s not like James Comey’s daughter was the judge in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial…oh, wait, the left has a long history of political figures being intertwined with judges and the legal system.
But then Mystal finally got to his main point, which is that Justice Thomas is supposedly for being corrupt. Speaking on that point and urging for Thomas to be “held accountable” for crimes Mystal didn’t elaborate on other than that he dislike the “lecturing” in the Thomas statement, he said:
“For one of the – if not the – most corrupt justices in American history to then be lecturing other people on the sacredness of the institution, that is mind-bogglingly insulting, but this is what Clarence Thomas does.”
As usual, a deranged attack by a deranged leftist on a very reasonable and intelligent conservative figure. Mystal is obviously just trying to discredit the court because he’s mad about the abortion decision and wants to weaken its credibility before it comes into effect when the decision is officially released and so is going with the constant leftist claim that Thomas is “corrupt” because his wife is politically involved. Slate, perhaps best exemplifying that lie in a recent article, said:
A few short weeks ago we learned, while in the throes of an historic Supreme Court confirmation hearing, that a sitting Supreme Court justice had participated in at least one case in which his wife was (at minimum) an interested party. When news dropped that Virginia “Ginni” Thomas has been texting strategic advice to Mark Meadows, the Trump White House’s chief of staff, while helping coordinate groups making efforts to set aside the 2020 election results, even as the Trump White House planned a litigation strategy around the 2020 election that involved the Supreme Court, there were some immediate overreactions (impeach Thomas) and underreactions (who cares?) followed by the frenzied cacophony of hands wringing and then, nothing.
With the exception of some week-after apologetics and philosophizing, the Thomases, who have not offered up one word of explanation or justification for this new apparent conflict, yet again surf the wave of public outrage to the peaceful shore of “Nothing Matters LOL.” Clarence Thomas will not be removed. He will not recuse himself from future Jan. 6 cases. Ginni Thomas will not comply with a subpoena or testify before the Jan. 6 Committee. New ethics rules will not be produced by the court that might bind the court such that future conflicts don’t arise. Chief Justice John Roberts will do little or nothing to prevent justices from sitting on cases in which their spouses assist with amicus briefs and do work for parties. Nothing whatsoever will change, and as a consequence, the next revelation about a product of the Thomases’ amazing marriage of openly political work will also someday wash up on the sandy beaches of “Nevermind.”
Forget the leftist hysterics for a moment and look at the basic claim: Thomas is terrible because his wife…texted someone on the Trump staff.
That’s the sort of “corruption” to which Mystal is referring, the sort of overblown nonsense that he and others on the left are using to try and discredit Thomas because they can’t argue with his brilliant legal mind. Even Politico pointed out how ridiculous the “corruption” charge over the texts is, said:
The federal law on recusal says that a judge should recuse himself or herself when a spouse has “an interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding.” A New York University law professor named Stephen Gillers told The New York Times that her texts mean that Ginni Thomas meets this standard: “She made herself part of the team and so she has an interest in the decisions of the court that could affect Trump’s goal of reversing the results.”
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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