Dem lawmakers expressed anger…luxury vacations gifted to Clarence Thomas.

Source: Politico | April 6, 2023 | Nancy Vu

‘Corrupt as hell.’ ‘Almost cartoonish.’ Democratic lawmakers expressed anger and called for action after a report on luxury vacations gifted to Clarence Thomas.

A ProPublica report revealed Thomas failed to disclose high-end trips from a GOP billionaire.

What’s happening: Democrats expressed outrage Thursday following a ProPublica report detailing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas being treated to luxurious vacations by a GOP billionaire.

Some background: The in-depth investigative report detailed Thomas accepting luxury vacations from Republican billionaire megadonor Harlan Crow for more than two decades. The justice failed to disclose the trips in financial disclosures — which could potentially violate ethics laws.


Third party response: Outside groups are also weighing in. Revolving Door Project, a nonprofit watchdog group that scrutinizes executive branch appointees, is calling on Durbin to investigate Thomas, and for the House to impeach the justice.


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    Not reporting these gifts on tax returns could violate tax laws too.

    Really think there is something ethically wrong with accepting large gifts, even if doing so doesn’t violate current ethics laws. Have to wonder what kind of influence is the giver looking for and what consideration is the recipient willing to give in exchange.

    And while we’re at it, perhaps there should be investigations of other justices as well. What gifts are they receiving and are they following proper reporting and tax procedures?

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