Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley blasted attacks on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas demanding him to recuse himself from cases related to the 2020 election over his wife’s text messages.
Hawley shared the remarks during a CNN interview with Manu Raju.
‘Misogynistic’: Sen. Hawley slams Thomas recusal calls over his wife’s texts https://t.co/aIhLpUG90v
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“It just seems a little strange to me all of these calls for her husband to be what, like, minding her better?” Hawley said.
“Frankly, I think it’s kind of misogynistic,” he added.
Dems say there’s a conflict and he should recuse from Jan. 6 cases. Durbin and Blumenthal said he should recuse. Blumenthal told us he believes Senate Judiciary should probe the matter, and added that judges should recuse if there’s even an appearance of a conflict
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Hawley also argued, “She’s a private individual. He’s a justice on the US Supreme Court, but I think this idea that he is somehow automatically responsible for everything he says – what does that mean? Does she have to get his permission?”
Hawley’s argument strongly pushed back on the leftist narrative. His words showed that moving forward against Thomas would reveal the left holds a negative view of women, something that it does not want to be known for holding.