Hillary Clinton took aim at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during a Tuesday morning interview with Gayle King on CBS and made some critical comments about the impact of the Court’s conservative majority.
“I went to law school with [Justice Thomas]. He's been a person of grievance for as long as I've known him,” Clinton said during the interview. “Resentment, grievance, anger. And he has signaled in the past to lower courts, to state legislatures – find cases, pass laws, get them up. I may not win the first, the second, or the third time, but we're going to keep at it.”
Liberals and Democrats have been zeroing in on Thomas following his concurring opinion that was written alongside Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion, which overturned Roe v. Wade.
Specifically, critics have been pointing to Thomas’s suggestion in his concurrence that the Court revisit cases determined on precedent from the now overturned Roe decision. They fear this idea could result in limiting access to contraception and potentially add restrictions to gay marriage, even though the Court’s majority opinion insists the justices’ decision to overturn Roe will not threaten other precedents.
After Clinton’s comment about Thomas, King inquired whether the former Secretary of State and first lady was saying people in positions of authority would pay attention to Thomas’s suggestion from his concurrence.
Yes, the people he is speaking to, which is the right-wing, very conservative judges and justices and state legislatures,” Clinton responded. “And the thing that is – well there’s so many things about it that are deeply distressing – but women are going to die Gayle. Women will die.
Clinton hasn’t been the only person with choice words for Thomas. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared “F—k Clarence Thomas” at a city pride month event over the weekend.
Threats to assassinate Thomas on Twitter were initially not getting taken down, until public attention forced the platform’s hand, according to Just The News.View This Story on Our Site