Since assuming office in 1991, Clarence Thomas has been one of the most partisan judges on the Supreme Court. In addition, his wife Ginni is an outspoken conservative activist. Despite this, the judge recently spoke of wanting to prevent the court from becoming more politicized. During a recent event hosted by Orrin Hatch’s foundation, Thomas discussed cancel culture and the possibility of court-packing.
The judge told the audience members, “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. 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 a civil society.”
Thomas then hit on the Conservative obsession of cancel culture. He continued:
“I’m afraid, particularly in this world of cancel culture attack, I don’t know where you’re going to learn to engage as we did when I grew up. If you don’t learn at that level in high school, in grammar school, in your neighborhood, or in civic organizations, then how do you have it when you’re making decisions in government, in the legislature, or in the courts?”
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