Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are pushing back against the ongoing smear campaign in the media against conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, which Democrat committee members are exploiting to push for so-called “ethics reforms” on the Judicial branch.
In a recent appearance on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Judiciary Committee Republican Tom Cotton of Arkansas blasted the smear campaign and suggested that the current attacks against Justice Thomas are just one part of an ongoing effort to undermine the Supreme Court that began when Attorney General Merrick Garland refused to prosecute those who were protesting outside of the homes of Supreme Court justices after the Dobbs leak.
Calling Justice Thomas a “great American,” Cotton told host Laura Ingraham that the recent stories about the conservative justice show that he is “kind-hearted” and “generous.”
Saying the latest hit piece on Thomas is “just another effort to smear” the conservative justice, Cotton pointed out the recent Daily Wire report that revealed that liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor accepted millions from publisher Random House but failed to recuse herself from cases involving the publisher.
He noted that Thomas’ friend Harlan Crow has never been involved in a case that was heard before the Supreme Court.
Cotton said the real problem the Democrats have with the Court is that they believe it “belongs to the left.” He said because the Supreme Court is “one of the few center-right institutions” in the country right now, the left is trying to “delegitimize it.”
To that end, Cotton explained, it isn’t just about Clarence Thomas. He said nearly all of the conservative justices have been smeared in the left-wing media in the last month.
Cotton added that what we are seeing now is a “replay” of last year. He said after the Dobbs opinion was leaked, “Democrat street militias” protested outside of the conservative justices’ homes in violation of federal law. This led to a “Democrat hitman” traveling from California to Maryland to “try to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh.”
Cotton argued that Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered the US Marshal Service not to arrest those protesters because “they want to intimidate the Court.”
Watch the segment HERE.