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"Forget The KKK, Modern-Day Liberals Are The Biggest Impediment": Clarence Thomas Reflects On Biden Experience
Tim Knight from Slope of Hope's blog
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says that modern day liberals posed the biggest impediment to his career, as opposed to what he was taught to believe.
"I felt as though in my life I had been looking at the wrong people as the people who would be problematic toward me. We were told that, 'Oh, it's gonna be the bigot in the pickup truck; it's gonna be the Klansmen; it's gonna be the rural sheriff," Thomas says in a forthcoming documentary, "Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words."
"But it turned out that through all of that, ultimately the biggest impediment was the modern day liberal," he added. "They were the ones who would discount all those things because they have one issue or because they have the power to caricature you," according to ABC News.
Thomas has joined public criticism of former Vice President and 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden, whose handling of Thomas's 1991 Supreme Court hearings when he was a Senator has fallen under harsh scrutiny.
Thomas denied Hill's allegations, which he referred to during the Biden-led hearings as a "high-tech lynching."
"Do I have like stupid written on the back of my shirt? I mean, come on. We know what this is all about," Thomas says in the documentary.
"People should just tell the truth: ‘This is the wrong black guy; he has to be destroyed.’ Just say it. Then now we’re at least honest with each other. The idea was to get rid of me. And then, after I was there, it was to undermine me."
In response to the documentary, Biden's deputy communications director Bill Russo said in a statement to ABC: "Then-Senator Biden voted against Clarence Thomas in the Senate Judiciary Committee, he argued against him on the Senate floor, and he voted against his confirmation to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. It is no surprise that Justice Thomas does not have a positive view of him."
Thomas was eventually confirmed in the Senate by a slim margin of 52 to 48 on Oct. 15, 1991.
"Most of my opponents on the judiciary committee cared about only one thing," Thomas says in the film. "How would I rule on abortion rights. You really didn't matter and your life didn't matter. What mattered is what they wanted and what they wanted was this particular issue."
The documentary is set for theatrical release in early 2020 and will air on PBS next spring.
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