Chief Justice John Roberts refused to testify before Congress regarding Supreme Court ethics while Democrats intensify their campaign of harassment against Clarence Thomas.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin requested that Roberts voluntarily appear and provide testimony on Supreme Court ethics on May 2nd, following the publication of a nasty hit piece on Clarence Thomas by ProPublica.
Clarence Thomas is being targeted by the Democratic media complex, as the ultimate goal is to expand the Supreme Court.
ProPublica launched an attack on Clarence Thomas earlier this month, citing his vacations with a billionaire Republican donor.
Harlan Crow, a well-known Republican donor, provided Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, with luxurious vacations.
Last month, the federal judiciary instituted new rules mandating the disclosure of private jet travel paid by third parties.
Clarence Thomas issued a statement regarding his private jet travel, which was paid by Harlan Crow.
“Harlan and Kathy Crow are among our dearest friends, and we have been friends for over twenty-five years,” Thomas explained in a statement.
This wasn’t enough for the Democrats.
Senator Durbin’s demand that Roberts testify on ethics reform was an unprecedented move, as it constituted an attack on the judiciary branch.
Justice Roberts refused the request, citing the significance of preserving judicial independence.
“I must respectfully decline your invitation,” Roberts wrote in a letter, which was signed by all 9 justices to Senator Durbin and released by a Supreme Court spokesperson.
“Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by the Chief Justice of the United States is exceedingly rare as one might expect in light of separation of powers concerns and the importance of preserving judicial independence,” Roberts added.
Durbin retaliated by asserting that it was Congress’ responsibility to hold the Supreme Court accountable.
“Make no mistake: Supreme Court ethics reform must happen whether the Court participates in the process or not,” Durbin stated.
“It is time for Congress to accept its responsibility to establish an enforceable code of ethics for the Supreme Court, the only agency of our government without it,” Durbin added.
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