Two years before President Bill Clinton took office in Washington D.C., Secretary Hillary Clinton heard Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ nomination hearing, NPR reported. Tuesday the former Secretary of State Clinton appeared on CBS This Morning hosted by Gayle King. She said “I went to law school with him.”
When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Thomas wrote in his opinion that the court should also consider banning same-sex marriage and even various forms of contraception.
Clinton also commented on how Thomas’ words and actions have influenced the conservative activists:
‘He has signaled in the past to lower courts, to state legislatures to find cases, pass laws, get them up. I may not get them the first, the second, or the third time, but we’re going to keep at it.’
After the court overturned Roe v. Wade, Thomas came under considerable onslaught by women’s organizations and Democrats. The former senator from New York added that this should be an important “wakeup call,” Yahoo News reported:
‘This is going to, I hope, wake up a lot of Americans. I don’t care what political party or religion you are, the question is: “Who decides?’ Is the government going to be in your bedroom? Is the government going to be making these decisions? We are only at the beginning of this terrible travesty that this court has inflicted on us.”‘
Secretary Clinton added that “He’s been a person of grievance:”
‘I went to law school with him. He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I have known him. Resentment, grievance, anger … women are going to die, Gayle. Women will die.’
.@HillaryClinton: “I went to law school with [Justice Thomas]. He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I have known him — resentment, grievance, anger … Women are going to die, Gayle. Women will die.” pic.twitter.com/nUGWGFVJ3m
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 28, 2022
This was not the only time that the justice got in trouble. The Democrats rebuked him for not recusing himself from cases related to the attempted coup on January 6 given that his wife Ginni was heavily involved in keeping Trump in office.
Anita Hill said, according to NPR:
‘I had important information about an individual who was picked to sit for a lifetime appointment on our country’s highest court. It was not just a professional duty as a lawyer, but I believed it was my ethical responsibility to come forward in the best way and the most effective way that I could — and that’s what I did.’
Of course, Thomas may not care what Clinton or any woman thinks of him.
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