May 04,2023

Wyden Statement on Harlan Crow’s Gifts to Clarence Thomas

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement on a new report by ProPublica of billionaire Republican activist Harlan Crow’s financial largesse benefitting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his family:

“With every new revelation in this case, it becomes clearer that Harlan Crow has been subsidizing an extravagant lifestyle that Justice Thomas and his family could not otherwise afford. This is a foul breach of ethics standards, which are already far too low when it comes to the Supreme Court. I gave Mr. Crow until May 8th to provide a full account of the gifts he provided to Justice Thomas’s family. Should he fail to comply, I will explore using other tools at the committee’s disposal to obtain this critical information.”