In a statement released today, U.S. House Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) along with GOP Reps Mike Johnson (LA) and Chip Roy (TX) defended Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from “recent political attacks.”
The statement comes after a report was made public today where Thomas acknowledged that he took three trips last year aboard a private plane owned by Republican megadonor Harlan Crow.
Thomas said that he was complying with new guidelines from the federal judiciary for reporting travel, but did not include any earlier travel at Crow’s expense
The statement began with the trio insisting that “The Left has been out to get Justice Clarence Thomas for over 30 years.”
In what was perhaps a shot at Joe Biden, who led the confirmation hearings for Thomas, the statement continued, “They started even before he was confirmed.”
“Despite their baseless attacks, he has not stopped standing up for the rule of law and the Constitution,” the statement explained.
The trio then pointed out that “He is a threat to the radical progressives’ agenda because he openly defies them and he cannot be intimidated.”
“We pray for Justice Thomas and his family and thank him for his decades of faithful service to this nation,” the statement concluded.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 31, 2023