Congress should join U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney defending Justice Clarence Thomas

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney for opposing radical attempts to impeach Justice Clarence Thomas over protected speech by his wife, Ginni Thomas.

“All legislators should join U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney in strenuously opposing efforts by the fringe elements of the Democratic Party like U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to impeach Justice Clarence Thomas over legal personal contacts between Thomas’ wife, Ginni, and members of the Trump White House and other administration and elected officials. Mooney is right that holding judges or elected officials to account for First Amendment protected speech by their spouses would set a dangerous precedent.

“House Democrats continue to attempt to water down the seriousness of the Constitution’s impeachment process. It is absurd to even consider or mention impeachment of a public official over the legal exercise of their spouse’s rights, and anyone who does not want the politics of personal invective to even further infest Washington, D.C. must now decry these vicious attacks on Clarence and Ginni Thomas.”