Clarence Thomas Got Loan From Pal To Buy RV
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas bought a $267,000 recreational vehicle (RV) with the help of a wealthy friend, Anthony Welters, a former executive at UnitedHealthCare, Charles R. Davis reported for Business Insider.
Photo Insert: In 1999, Thomas, who was appointed to the nation's highest court eight years earlier, paid $267,230 for a Prevost Marathon RV, a title for the vehicle showed.
Welters, who is a big-time Democratic donor, would not say how much money he lent Thomas, the New York Times also reported. Welters and his wife donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to former President Barack Obama.
Thomas never disclosed the loan extended to him by Welters, which the latter said he extended to Thomas so he could buy the RV. He also provided a copy of a "lien release," which shows the loan was "satisfied," he told the Times.
In 1999, Thomas, who was appointed to the nation's highest court eight years earlier, paid $267,230 for a Prevost Marathon RV, a title for the vehicle showed.
Since then, Thomas has used the 40-foot behemoth to tour the country and visit luxury resorts. In remarks to the Supreme Court Historical Society, Thomas said he and his wife, Ginni — a right-wing activist who worked to overturn the 2020 election — visited 23 states in the RV just over the summer of 2018.