Is there any better sign that Democrats are worried about the fight against ObamaCare then this trumped up call for Justice Thomas to recuse himself from the proceedings?
Seventy-four House Democrats have signed a letter to Clarence Thomas asking the Supreme Court justice to recuse himself from any deliberations on the constitutionality of the national health care overhaul, arguing that his wife’s work as a lobbyist creates “the appearance of a conflict of interest.”
The move is the latest indication that the court battle over the health-care law’s constitutionality — which is expected to be ultimately decided by the Supreme Court — has already become a political tit-for-tat.
“The appearance of a conflict of interest merits recusal under federal law,” the House Democrats wrote. “From what we have already seen, the line between your impartiality and you and your wife’s financial stake in the overturn of health-care reform is blurred. Your spouse is advertising herself as a lobbyist who has ‘experience and connections’ and appeals to clients who want a particular decision — they want to overturn health-care reform. Moreover, your failure to disclose Ginny Thomas’s receipt of $686,589 from the Heritage Foundation, a prominent opponent of health-care reform, between 2003 and 2007 has raised great concern.”
Ridiculous. None of the organizations she is affiliated with are involved in ANY of the lawsuits working their way through the courts. Additionally, the suits by the states are being argued by the Attorney Generals for each state…is a AG hiring her services? I think not.
It’s all a game of tit for tat because Republicans dared to suggest Justice Kagan should recuse herself. She was Solicitor General for the administration while ObamaCare was up in Congress for god’s sake. Did she provide legal advice to the Administration on getting this thing passed? Certainly a question mark but I expect the MSM to trumpet this Thomas story for a few reasons. It involves Clarence Thomas and they love to bash anything Clarence Thomas related, plus it deflects the Kagan issues. And you know how the MSM must provide cover for anything liberal.
I don’t want to hear anything about spouses until members of Congress are banned from both hiring ‘em, and meeting with lobbyists who employ them.