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If there’s one thing we can say with certainty about the Democrat Party, it is that the height of their hypocrisy knows no bounds. And if there’s one thing we can say about Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley, it is that he’s a no-nonsense, bottom-line dude who speaks directly and bluntly, and doesn’t take any crap.
Put the two together and magic happens.
The issue at hand is the continuing hysteria among Democrats calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign or be impeached, after reports surfaced that his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, exchanged 29 text messages with Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows following the 2020 election.
Never mind that the text messages neither cited Justice Thomas nor referred to the Supreme Court, but instead were mostly sent in November after the election and urged then-President Donald Trump to continue fighting the certification of the election. Never mind that just one text message was sent the day after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Congressional Democrats immediately seized upon “all of the above” as “evidence” that Justice Thomas has engaged in unethical or compromising behavior.
Josh Hawley is having none of it. As reported by The Blaze, the Missourian told a CNN reporter that the Democrats’ hyperbolic reaction is “kind of misogynistic,” because they are intertwining Justice Thomas and his wife in a way that progressive and feminist ideology would not otherwise permit. Ooh, good point, Senator.
She’s an independent, adult woman, it just seems a little strange to me all of these calls for her husband to be what, like, minding her better? Frankly, I think it’s kind of misogynistic.
She’s a private individual. He’s a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, but I think this idea that he is somehow automatically responsible for everything she says — what does that mean? Does she have to get his permission?
As noted by The Blaze, Justice Thomas and his wife have long maintained they keep their work separate, and do not discuss work-related matters. Thomas’s impeccable, 30-year record on SCOTUS suggests so.
And during an appearance on “Hannity” on Tuesday, Hawley weighed in on the Democrat narrative that Joe Biden isn’t responsible for wayward son Hunter’s behavior, yet Thomas is apparently responsible for his wife’s behavior.
I look forward to all the calls for Joe Biden’s resignation from all of these Democrats on exactly the same logic that you just outlined, Sean. So, if Hunter Biden ends up getting indicted, as looks increasingly likely, then I guess the president needs to resign for that.
The idea that Ginni Thomas, his wife, is supposed to sign off on her texts and on her work with her husband, as if he’s in charge of her in some way, isn’t that misogyny? Isn’t that exactly what the Democrats are saying they are against?
The answers are “yes,” and “yes.” That said, we’re talking about a political party that fancies itself “the party of women” and blathers on about “equality,” yet calls black conservatives — male or female — names unfit to print, and endorses transgender “females” kicking the hell out of females in women’s sports, so…
Ever the disingenuous (dishonest as hell) Democrat, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, continues to call on Thomas to recuse himself from certain cases related to Jan. 6, insisting that Ginni Thomas’s text messages raise “a serious question about conflict of interest for Justice Thomas.” I’ll go out on a safe-as-hell limb and guess Dicky Durbin knows better.
The bottom line:
When Democrats don’t or can’t win, their first inclination is to cheat. When cheating doesn’t work, they try to change the rules. Hence, packing the Supreme Court, for example. When that doesn’t work — and it won’t — what’s left?
In this case, impeach a sitting justice — that is not going to happen — or at the very least, force him or her to recuse.
Based on Clarence Thomas’ performance during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s “high-tech lynching” all those years ago when Anita Hill accused him of inappropriate behavior, I have a strong feeling he ain’t going anywhere.
Source: This post first appeared on RedState