A Massachusetts Democrat who is running for Congress says she will impeach U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas if she wins the office.
Barbara L’Italien, who currently is a state senator, claims her reason is to oust powerful men accused of sexual abuse; but it appears politics are the true motive.
The Washington Times reports L’Italien accused the conservative, pro-life justice of sexual harassment and perjury. She also said she wants to investigate President Donald Trump for similar allegations.
L’Italien is one of several Democrats running for an open Congressional seat in Massachusetts. The primary election is Sept. 4.
“There is an elephant in the room for Congress in the #MeToo era. Our leaders have to start talking about it. Two of the most powerful men in the country have been credibly accused of sexual crimes and gotten away with it,” L’Italien said.
She referred to accusations that Thomas allegedly sexually harassed a former co-worker named Anita Hill. Thomas repeatedly denied the accusations, and many, including fellow lawyers who worked with him, did not find Hill’s accusations credible, according to the report.
However, L’Italien rehashed the claims, saying: “Laws cracking down on sexual assault have to be signed by a president who multiple women say assaulted them. Regulations to stop sexual harassment can be struck down by a Supreme Court justice who lied under oath to counter allegations of sexual harassment. Why would victims think a government like that is looking out for them?”
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It is more likely that L’Italien just wants to get rid of a conservative leader whose politics she does not like.
Front Page Mag blogger Daniel Greenfield responded:
If you’re going to build a totalitarian leftist utopia, it helps to get any political opponents out of the way.
The Dems whipped up their base with Supreme Court outrage, first over Merrick Garland’s “stolen seat”, and now fighting to stop Kavanaugh, But what good would impeaching President Trump be without also stealing some Supreme Court seats?
From the time he was appointed in 1991, Thomas’s views on the constitutionality of abortion have been giving hope to pro-lifers and causing fury among abortion activists.
Thomas would be an almost sure vote to repeal Roe v. Wade, which allows abortion for basically any reason up to birth. More than 60 million unborn babies have been aborted since the high court handed down the decision in 1973.
The African American justice has been consistent in his opposition to abortion on the court. In 2016, he wrote a strong dissent in the Texas case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, in which a majority of the justices struck down regulations that required abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards.
Thomas said the majority of justices were doing the bidding of the abortion industry and deciding to “bend the rules” to create a “putative right to abortion.”
According to his autobiography “My Grandfather’s Son,” Thomas was born into a live of extreme poverty in Georgia. His grandparents took them in and raised them when his mother struggled to care for him and his siblings. Thomas said his grandfather especially influenced his life, pushing him to work hard and get a good education.
Thomas worked hard and eventually earned a law degree from Yale Law School. In 1991, he was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Thomas told the Weekly Standard this week, “I always tell my wife that my whole life is just one miracle after another because it doesn’t make any sense anymore, because it should have ended tragically.”