Like Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas Also Claims That He Isn’t Political
In 1991, Clarence Thomas was placed on the United States Supreme Court. His nomination was not without controversy. 52 senators, however, decided to ignore the sexual harassment claims levied by Anita Hill and vote to push Thomas through.
And since he’s been on the bench, Thomas has regularly taken the Conservative side of things. In fact, multiple studies have found Thomas to be the most Conservatve justice on the court. Still, like fellow judge Amy Coney-Barrett, he doesn’t consider himself to be a partisan hack at all.
During a recent speech at the University of Notre Dame, Thomas told attendees, “I think the media makes it sound as though you are just always going right to your personal preference. So if they think you are anti-abortion or something personally, they think that’s the way you always will come out. They think you’re for this or for that. They think you become like a politician.”
Clarence Thomas, whose rulings in key cases mysteriously always conform with his political and partisan preferences, says the justices do not make decisions based on politics. Hahahahaha https://t.co/Sxk1VVh0v2
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) September 17, 2021
“When we begin to venture into the legislative or executive branch lanes, those of us, particularly in the federal judiciary with lifetime appointments, are asking for trouble. I think that is problematic and hence the craziness during my confirmation was one of the results of that. It was absolutely about abortion — a matter I had not thought deeply about at the time.”