Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rep Weiner Responds to Speech by Justice Thomas Declaring Agreement with Spouse on Health Care Reform

Following a speech on Saturday by Justice Clarence Thomas at Virginia Law School's 30th Annual Student Symposium in which he criticized those who have called upon him to recuse himself from considerations of health care reform and at the same time aligned himself with the same values as his spouse, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – Queens and Brooklyn), the author of a letter signed by 90 Members of Congress calling on the associate justice to recuse himself, released the following response:

"This only confirms the need for Justice Thomas to recuse himself. By declaring his support and shared views of his spouse, he adds to the perception that his mind is made up. He undermines confidence in our highest court."