FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAY 4, 2023
Monica Garcia, email@example.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brett Edkins, Managing Director of Policy and Political Affairs for Stand Up America, issued the following statement in response to reports that GOP megadonor Harlan Crow potentially paid over $150,000 for Justice Clarence Thomas’ grandnephew to attend private boarding schools in Georgia and Virginia.
“This ethical crisis at the Supreme Court just keeps getting worse. For two decades, Clarence Thomas failed to disclose private jet travel, trips on luxury yachts, and other gifts from GOP megadonor Harlan Crow. After Crow purchased three properties from Thomas, the billionaire acted as his mother’s landlord, remodeling her home while charging $0 in rent. Now we’ve learned that Crow bankrolled Thomas’ grandnephew’s attendance to exclusive private boarding schools.
“We don’t yet know the full extent of Justice Thomas’ ethical violations, but the existing evidence of a corrupt relationship is overwhelming and should alarm every American. Congress must hold this Court in check and restore public trust in our justice system by conducting a thorough investigation into Thomas’ financial dealings with Crow and finally passing a code of ethics for the Supreme Court. The American people should have confidence that their highest court is free from corruption.”
To speak with a Stand Up America representative about Supreme Court ethics, please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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