Clarence Thomas faces Democratic calls to recuse himself or resign over his wife’s connection to efforts to undermine the 2020 election results that’s raising questions about the Republican-appointed justice’s participation in cases involving the issue.
A few congressional Democrats even suggest that the decision by the court’s most senior associate justice, who has served since 1991, to participate in cases related to the election challenges might be grounds for impeachment.
What follows is an explanation of the criticism of Thomas and the ethics and recusal rules that govern the justices.
What’s Causing the Controversy?
Thomas’ wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, is ...