On Friday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) requested Clarence Thomas to assist him out after a decrease courtroom ordered him to testify earlier than a particular grand jury in Georgia, investigating Donald Trump and different Republicans’ potential unlawful interference with the 2020 election.
Graham’s lawyer, former White Home counsel Don McGahn, despatched Thomas a 33 web page software asking for an emergency stay.
Thomas takes emergency requests concerning the eleventh Circuit. The South Carolina Republican has each cause to hope Thomas, whose spouse Ginny Thomas was part of Trump’s try and steal the election from the voters, will help him in his try and dodge the legislation. Thomas’ spouse Ginni just lately repeated the false Trump claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him during testimony to the January 6th Committee on September 29, 2022.
The conservative-activist Supreme Court docket has been deeply harmed by Justice Thomas and his spouse’s actions and activism on behalf of assorted conservative causes, together with Ginni’s alleged participation within the plot to steal the election and Thomas’ refusal to recuse on issues during which his spouse seems to be deeply concerned.
Simply yesterday, the eleventh Circuit Court docket of Appeals rejected Graham’s protection that the 2 telephone calls he made which seemed to be election interference for Trump was “protected congressional speech” and ordered him to testify within the Georgia felony investigation of Trump, as a result of “Because the courtroom decided, there may be vital dispute about whether or not his telephone calls with Georgia election officers had been legislative investigations in any respect.”
As we identified in these pages yesterday, “Sen. Graham is a senator within the minority energy with no energy to direct or lead a committee that might examine the 2020 election, his declare of legislatively protected speech was all the time flimsy at greatest.”
Moreover, in response to the Georgia Republican Secretary of State, Graham referred to as to ask him if he had the ability to toss out ballots based mostly on the state’s signature matching requirement.
Will Clarence Thomas decrease himself even additional to assist a member of his spouse’s criminally-minded election theft mob? It stays to be seen, however it doesn’t matter what, it’s been a nasty week for Trump’s election theft mob.
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