The conservative supreme court justice Clarence Thomas must resign, an ethics watchdog said on Tuesday, citing revelations about Thomas’s failure to declare lavish gifts and financial support from a Republican mega-donor, Harlan Crow.
In the case of the school fees, Thomas did declare a gift from another donor for the same purpose.
Critics say this shows he knew he should have declared gifts from Crow.
On Tuesday, Crow rebuffed a request from the Senate finance committee, citing tax concerns, for a list of gifts given to Thomas Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images.
On Tuesday, Crow rebuffed a request from the Senate finance committee, citing tax concerns, for a list of gifts given to Thomas.
Democrats on the judiciary committee also sent Crow a letter, asking for details of gifts to Thomas.
“For the sake of our judiciary and the sake of people’s faith in its legitimacy, you must resign. »