People For the American Way

People For the American Way: Thomas’s Luxury Trips Highlight Need for Ethics Reform and Accountability    


Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

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Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington D.C. – Following reports that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas repeatedly accepted free luxury vacations from a billionaire activist, Harlan Crowe, without disclosing the gift as required by ethics law, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“If a state legislator accepts a sandwich, they must disclose it, so it’s incomprehensible how Justice Thomas gets to accept free trips on superyachts and private jets. We need a code of ethics for the Supreme Court that is enforceable. And we need accountability to ensure that code of ethics is adhered to. It’s time for hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee — and it’s also time for Chief Justice Roberts to stop looking the other way when it comes to egregious behavior like that of Justice Thomas.”


About People For the American Way 

People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: