Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had to gall to claim that efforts to expand the high court would damage the institution’s credibility, drawing fire from Twitter users who reminded him that the court has no credibility left.

During remarks at a right-wing event in Utah this week, Thomas complained about so-called “cancel culture,” also known as holding people accountable for their behavior. He also complained about the portrayal of his wife Ginni Thomas and other Republicans since they have been unmasked for their role in the Capitol insurrection. But he saved his most ironic remarks for Democrats’ effort to expand the Supreme Court.

“You can cavalierly talk about packing or stacking the court. You can cavalierly talk about doing this or doing that. At some point the institution is going to be compromised,” Thomas said. “By doing this, you continue to chip away at the respect of the institutions that the next generation is going to need if they’re going to have civil society.”

Democrats had pushed a plan last year to expand the number of Supreme Court seats from nine to 13, a change that is constitutional because Congress has the power to add or subtract seats from the courts. In fact, the number of seats on the high court has changed several times throughout American history. Most judicial experts agree that the move is necessary to balance the court after Republicans packed it with unqualified right-wing extremists who are hell-bent on reversing the entire 20th century of precedent from civil rights to abortion to voting rights and more.

Thomas and his right-wing colleagues are the ones who destroyed the credibility of the court, not Democrats. And Twitter users were quick to call him out.

Expanding the court would restore credibility to the institution. If Thomas would retire or resign, it would restore some credibility sooner.

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