FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
AUGUST 31, 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 Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ 2022 financial disclosure:
“Justice Thomas can’t quit jet-setting on Harlan Crow’s private plane. In a pathetic attempt to clear his name, Thomas’s latest financial disclosure confirms his financial dependency on right-wing billionaires and his scorn for basic judicial ethics and common decency. It’s no wonder the Supreme Court is mired in an unprecedented crisis of legitimacy.
“The highest court in the land shouldn’t be held to the lowest ethical standards. Accepting millions of dollars in gifts from political megadonors and failing to meet legal disclosure requirements for years is corrupt behavior that undermines the Court’s authority. Congress has a constitutional duty to hold the Supreme Court in check by fully investigating Clarence Thomas and other unethical behavior at the Court and passing a binding code of ethics.”
About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with nearly two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.