Glenn informs us that 73 House Democats are trying to get U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself in the ObamaCare case. You see, Thomas’s wife has worked “on behalf of efforts opposing that healthcare law.”
Well, well, now, back in the 1990s, Barney Frank’s partner Herb Moses worked at Fannie Mae while the Massachusetts Democrat served on the House Committee (which he would later chair) which oversaw that government-sponsored enterprise (GSE).
I will only take seriously those Democrats calling for Justice Thomas to recuse himself from any case on the constitutionality of Obamacare if said Democrats asked that Mr. Frank refuse to participate in deliberations of the House Banking Committee (later renamed House Financial Services Committee) when it deliberated matters related to Fannie Mae.
Did any of those 73 Democrats raise the issue of Mr. Frank’s conflict of interest?