In defending gifts from a GOP billionaire, Clarence Thomas raises more questions among his critics

April 09, 2023

WASHINGTON – After two decades of criticism over the lavish trips and other gifts he's accepted from billionaire GOP megadonor Harlan Crow, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas finally went public on Friday to defend himself. (L-R) Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sits with his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas while he waits to speak at the Heritage Foundation on Oct. 21, 2021, in Washington, DC. Clarence Thomas has now served on the Supreme Court for 30 years. Contributing: Michael CollinsAssociate Justice Clarence Thomas. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: GOP donor gifts to Clarence Thomas show need for Supreme Court reform