Criticism erupts after Clarence Thomas tells Americans to deal with it on Roe v. wade

Critics were stunned on Saturday after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas chastised Americans for not accepting controversial rulings – after his own wife fought against the results of a legitimate presidential election.

Thomas berated a distraught public in comments Friday at a court conference in Atlanta following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would dump Roe against Wade and a half-century of the right to abortion.

He complained that Americans are “addicted” to the outcomes they want – while “not living with” the decisions they oppose. He warned that the court would not be “intimidated” by the protests. Declining respect for law and institutions, Thomas warned, β€œbodes ill for a free society.”

Thomas’ critics were moved. Not only did his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, refuse to ‘live with’ the presidential election, but he was the only Supreme Court justice to vote to have former President Donald Trump not have to hand over his White House papers to the House committee. investigating last year’s uprising.

Ginni Thomas, who had special access to the Trump administration because of her husband’s position, peppered then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows with dozens of texts as she worked feverishly to overturn the results elections. That revelation in March sparked calls for Judge Thomas to recuse himself from all insurgency issues – or be removed.

Thomas also repeatedly tried to tear up the case law established by the court.

“The irony is so thick that you wonder if maybe he’s a Clarence Thomas impersonator,” former U.S. attorney Harry Litman said on MSNBC on Saturday.

“Among other things, he’s a guy who’s spent his life trying to take a battering ram against all the major Supreme Court precedents” of the law, Litman added. β€œHe is now saying that people are not respecting the law enough. This is even without counting all the controversies he has caused, just like his wife. It’s just…remarkable.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) wrote that it is the Supreme Court that aims to “bully” women “into having government-mandated pregnancies.”

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) pointed out even before the speech that Thomas and conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh were questioned on credible accusations of sexual misconduct during their confirmation hearings, yet are deciding women’s reproductive rights. .

And that was just the start.


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