Clarence Thomas Recusal: In a plot out of a TV melodrama, the inquiry into the Jan. 6 attacks heated up this week with a disclosure that brought the integrity of the Supreme Court itself into the mix.
Clarence Thomas Recusal Drama
Scene: Washington in turmoil, with one party investigating whether a plot existed to overthrow the newly elected government before it could take power.
A figure in the drama emerges: She’s the wife of a Supreme Court justice, and text messages show she was encouraging – if not participating in – the coup attempt. The justice has ruled on cases related to the election in question.
And for added intrigue, the new president, 30 years previous, chaired the committee that put the justice through a very contentious nomination process.
It sounds like an overwritten episode of an overwrought TV drama about politics in the nation’s capital.
But it is the very real situation in WASHINGTON, where two major matters involving the nation’s very democracy – the Jan. 6 insurrection and the integrity of the highest court in the land – are colliding to put leaders in all three branches of government in a high-stakes drama testing America’s system of government.