Clarence Speaks!

As a person who was only 2-years old when Clarence Thomas when through the confirmation process and 3-years old when he took his seat on the bench, I was shocked to see Clarence speak so much during his interview on 60-minutes.

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Though I’ve always heard the rhetoric he used during his hearing, seeing the video of it is striking. The aggressive, borderline arrogant manner in which he lashed out at the Senate Judiciary Committee is something that I could scarcely have imagined after watching/listening to the Roberts and Alito hearings. I tried desperately to find the full confirmation video, but alas, I was unsuccessful and the brief snippets from the 60 Minutes interview were all that I could find.

For someone who doesn’t speak in public much, I was a bit taken aback by his candor during the interview. Regardless, its important to remember that Justice Thomas is on the show to publicize his book and nothing more, so take his controversial comments with a rather large grain of salt.


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