Tea Party Patriots Action Slams Senate Hearing Attacking Justice Thomas
Atlanta, GA – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing titled, “Supreme Court Ethics Reform.” The hearing is in response to allegations that Justice Clarence Thomas failed to properly disclose gifts such as plane travel. In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement:
“Let’s get one thing straight, the attacks being leveled by liberal politicians and the media against Justice Thomas have nothing to do with any trips he took that were paid for by others, or any alleged inaccuracies with disclosing those trips.
“Justice Thomas is under attack for the simple reason that he is a black conservative justice who refuses to cower to the left. Justice Thomas has stood for the Constitution since he was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1991. For three decades, he has supported constitutional principles, ensuring that the original intent of our country’s Founders is upheld despite the ever-growing push by liberals to do the opposite.
“Last week, TPPA launched an Align Act campaign in support of Justice Thomas. As part of the campaign, TPPA is urging its three million members and supporters to contact their Members of Congress and urge them to support Thomas.”