After ProPublica reported Justice Clarence Thomas's failure to report two decades of massive gifts from one individual (Harlan Crow), he shrugged the obvious conflict of interest off like swatting a fly away.
That's because Thomas knows he's above the law.
Accepting luxury gifts from a Republican megadonor for 20 years is no big deal according to Thomas. Really? Since when? And what's with a judge on the highest court in the land giving feeble excuses for his corrupt behavior?
Thomas claimed his colleagues were cool with his GOP buddy lavishing luxury vacations on him as he traveled in Crow's private jet and mega yacht to foreign and domestic resorts.
When Thomas said that he was advised that this sort of personal hospitality from close personal friends, who do not have business before the Court, was not reportable he slapped every law-abiding American citizen in the face.
He spat on justice. Like a roman emperor he feels invincible with his life-long lock as a member of the Court. He knew it was wrong.
When the Democrats quietly put in new legislation on March 14 by a Judicial Conference committee, they codified what was okay and not okay for federal judges to accept as gifts.
They knew Thomas was untouchable. Passing the law tightening regulations didn't mean it would be enforced. It was a token gesture saying we see you.
Our Supreme Court is an abomination. With partisan cronies like Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett on the bench most of America is poorly underrepresented.
It's a golden age for ultra conservatives and extremists. It's a bad dream come true for the rest of us.
As it stands, there's no wonder why the majority of Americans (look at any poll) believe the Supreme Court is corrupt.