Justice Clarence Thomas accuser calls for his impeachment

One of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ sexual harassment accusers penned an op-ed calling for his impeachment from the bench.

Angela Wright-Shannon, a former Charlotte Observer editor, wrote in her HuffPost essay published Monday that Thomas should be brought to justice after multiple women had accused him of sexual harassment — including herself.

She previously claimed Thomas had asked her breast size and repeatedly pressured to date him when they both worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the mid- 80s.

Wright says women of color have a tough time being heard when sharing their sexual harassment stories than white women.

“When the accusers are women of color, justice is not just delayed; it’s often denied outright,” she wrote.

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African-American politician and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reviewing large sack of mail related to a new employment law poster during his time with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, 1982. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10: US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas raises his right hand as he is sworn in, 10 September 1991, during confirmation hearings before the US Senate Judiciary Committee, in Washington D.C.. US law professor Anita Hill filed sexual harassment charges against US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. (Photo credit should read J. DAVID AKE/AFP/Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appears before the House Appropriations Committee in Washington, DC, March 17, 2004 to discuss the Fiscal Year 2005 budget. (Photo by Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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“Even Anita Hill’s sophisticated demeanor and impressive standing as a professor of law didn’t shield her from being labeled “a little bit nutty, and a little bit slutty,’” Wright continued, referring to another Thomas accuser. “That’s been the cultural narrative about African-American women throughout history.”

Wright added that since a white woman — Moira Smith, a lawyer from Alaska — had accused Thomas of groping her nearly 20 years ago, there could be a chance of Thomas getting impeached.

That idea is highly unlikely but there’s hope amid the Me Too movement, she said.

“The Me Too movement has underscored the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in our society,” she wrote. “Finally, women are being heard and believed.”

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Several women have come forward accusing President Donald Trump of unwanted touching or kissing. Trump has called the sexual harassment claims 'fake news.'

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh was accused by numerous women of sexual assault, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who claimed he assaulted her when the two were high school students in Maryland.

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Bill Clinton faced numerous allegations of sexual assault and misconduct while he was president of the United States, with accusers including Juanita Broaddrick, who accused him of rape, Kathleen Willey who said he groped her and Paula Jones who said he exposed himself to her without consent.

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Roy Moore faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with underaged girls.

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Several women have accused former President George H.W. Bush of groping them during photo ops.

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Sen. Al Franken resigned after he was accused of kissing and groping a woman without her consent during a United Service Organizations (USO) tour in 2006.

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A woman testified that her extra-martial affair with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was not always consensual. The accuser claimed Greitens took a nude photo of her to use as blackmail and coerced her into having oral sex.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was accused in May 2018 of physically abusing four women who he had been romantically involved with, according to The New Yorker.

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A former aide of Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., says she was fired after she refused his advances.

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Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona, resigned after he was accused of asking former female staffers to be surrogate mothers for his child. 

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., was accused of making unwanted sexual advances to multiple women.

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Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, was accused of using taxpayer money for a sexual harassment settlement with his former communications director, according to Politico. He announced in December that he wouldn't be seeking reelection. 

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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by former staffers.

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California Assemblymember Matt Dababneh was accused of masturbating in front of a woman in 2016, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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In 1992 multiple women came forward against Senator Brock Adams accusing him of sexually harassing, molesting or assaulting them.

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The Congressional Office of Compliance reportedly shelled out $100,000 to settle sexual harassment claims against U.S. Rep. Eric Massa, D-New York.

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Congressman Mark Foley, R-Florida, resigned in 2006 amid reports that he sent sexually explicit messages to at least one underage male former page. 

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Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., called a young former aide his 'soul mate,' but denied sexually harassing her.

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Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Kentucky, was facing sexual assault accusations and reportedly committed suicide.

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Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced in 2017 after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor, ending an investigation into a "sexting" scandal that played a role in the 2016 US presidential election.

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Former U.S. Rep. David Wu, D-Oregon, resigned from his position in 2011 after accusations of an 'unwanted sexual encounter' from the 18-year-old daughter of a donor.

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Former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain dropped out of the race in December 2011 amid accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison in 2016 for attempting to skirt banking regulations in order to conceal hush money payments intended to cover up sex abuse allegations stemming from the time he was a high school wrestling coach at a far west suburban Chicago high school decades ago.

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