Nancy Pelosi has a lot of nerve speaking on behalf of moral authority within the federal government. She is the poster child of corruption; a career politician who’s “somehow” amassed hundreds of millions of dollars while making a low six-figure salary. She uses the power of her office to trade in insider secrets to better advise her husband on stock purchases.
Now Pelosi thinks she holds the key to moral superiority and can therefore take cheap shots at other members of the federal government who may not agree with her politically.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped short of saying that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should resign but asserted that his wife Ginni Thomas’s text messages to former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows urging him to work to overturn the 2020 election raise ethical questions about whether he can preside over cases related to the Jan. 6 riot fairly.
Pelosi took a swing at Thomas when asked if he should step down from the high court, telling reporters, “I never thought he should have been appointed.”
Asked what she thinks of Democratic calls for Justice Clarence Thomas to resign, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, “I don’t think he ever should’ve been appointed.” https://t.co/QdRcjisT96 pic.twitter.com/GuF75zt6AV
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The California Democrat declined to call for his resignation, advocating for the passage of the party’s For The People Act, better known as H.R. 1, which she argues would place stronger ethical standards on Supreme Court justices.
“They have no code of ethics — and really? It’s the Supreme Court of the United States … and we don’t know what their ethical standards are.”
Would this so-called code of ethics deter Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to our nation’s highest court for her record of going easy on child pornographers?
Pelosi went on to accuse Ginni Thomas of being a “proud member of a coup,” arguing that her communications with senior administration officials and conservative lawmakers about unwinding Joe Biden’s “victory” are worrisome.
“If your wife is an admitted and proud contributor to a coup of our country, maybe you should weigh that in your ethical standards,” she said.
In the wake of the text messages emerging, a handful of Democratic lawmakers have called for Clarence Thomas to step down, sounding the alarm about the justice being the sole dissenter in the Supreme Court’s ruling that former President Donald Trump could not use executive privilege to block the select committee from receiving documents related to Jan. 6.
Some, including far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, have gone as far as floating impeaching the justice.
This just goes to show that progressives only care about race if it suits their political and economic narrative.
” Black conservatives need not apply.”
Author: Elizabeth Tierney