Say what you will about Illinois Democrat and Senate majority whip Dick Durbin. He has gone through a few more rodeos than his fellow Democrat, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Therefore, it would benefit her to pay closely when he casts doubt on an attempt to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — one of the seismic events that the extreme left believes would result from the committee hearings on the January 6, 2021, Capitol invasion. She won’t, but I’m only stating the obvious.
On Sunday, Durbin performed his customary duties on political talk shows, namely “Fox News Sunday.”
The 77-year-old senator is so accustomed to doing this that he nearly appears bored. However, being half-bored is desirable – at least occasionally. When the yelling, shouting throng completely dominates Sunday talk shows, the collapse of Rome will be imminent.
Nonetheless, at least one of the yelly-shouties dominated recent press coverage: The Notorious AOC, who said it was time to consider impeaching judges who voted to reverse the Roe v. Wade abortion decision.
“If we allow Supreme Court nominees to lie under … oath and secure lifetime appointments to the highest court of the land and then issue, issue without basis — if you read these opinions — issue without basis rulings that deeply undermine the human civil rights of the majority of Americans, we must see that through,” Ocasio-Cortez told NBC News on June 26.
“There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and a hostile takeover of our democratic institutions.”
In March, she aggressively attacked Thomas, tweeting that he should resign or face probable impeachment.
Clarence Thomas should resign.
If not, his failure to disclose income from right-wing organizations, recuse himself from matters involving his wife, and his vote to block the Jan 6th commission from key information must be investigated and could serve as grounds for impeachment.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 29, 2022
She referenced the behavior of Ginni Thomas, the justice’s wife, who exchanged text conversations with Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in the days following the 2020 presidential election. She believes that the election was rigged.
You may have seen that Ginni Thomas does not serve on the Supreme Court or in any other judicial body or elected post. AOC desires to courageously establish the precedent that a person’s marital status can affect the job they hold. I cannot understand how this could ever be exploited.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
On Sunday, Fox News’ Mike Emanuel asked Durbin, “As chairman of the Judiciary Committee, what do you say to progressives calling for impeaching some of the conservative justices?”
“I don’t think it’s realistic,” Durbin said.
“I can tell you, there is, in my mind, a clear conflict of interest when it comes to Justice Thomas and issues related to the Jan. 6 insurrection,” the senator said. “His wife is actively involved politically, going so far as to give direct advice to the president’s chief of staff during this crisis.
“I would think that Justice Thomas should recuse himself from any decisions that relate to the Jan. 6 episode. Already he was the single vote earlier on a case related to that issue. I think it’s a mistake. CONTINUE READING…