Hillary Clinton launched a personal attack against Justice Clarence Thomas, the only black man sitting on the Supreme Court, saying she has always known him to be an “angry” man and a “person of grievance.”
Clinton’s comments came about during an interview Tuesday on “CBS Mornings.”
“He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I’ve known him,” she said, telling host Gayle King that she went to law school with Thomas.
“Resentment, grievance, anger. And he has signaled in the past to lower courts, to state legislatures, find cases, pass laws, get them up,” continued Clinton. “I may not win the first, the second, or the third time, but we’re going to keep at it.”
Thomas wrote in his concurring opinion regarding the case that overturned Roe v. Wade last week that other cases using similar legal bases, such as the decision affirming the right to same-sex marriage, should come under review.
Hillary Clinton: “I went to law school with Justice Thomas. He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I can remember… grievance, resentment, anger.”
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) June 28, 2022
Hillary Clinton Hits Clarence Thomas With Racist Tropes
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Hillary Clinton’s comments about Clarence Thomas being angry and aggrieved show she clearly lacks self-awareness. Has there been anybody in politics more bitter and petty than she has been since her embarrassing loss in 2016?
This is a woman who spent years angrily blaming everybody under the sun for her election loss in 2016 – Comey, Putin, Obama, the media, deplorables … you name it.
And honestly, who looks more like a ‘person of grievance’ – Thomas, the longest-serving Supreme Court justice, or his former law school colleague who is best known for having lost an election she had a 90+% chance of winning?
“Person of anger and grievance”: pic.twitter.com/n70W7JTd2w
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 28, 2022
Hillary Clinton’s comments about Clarence Thomas would never be an acceptable form of criticism afforded Republicans of a black jurist or lawmaker.
CNN, when Barack Obama was President, published a column explaining that the ‘angry black man’ is a racist stereotype.
Certainly, they’ll point out that Clinton’s comments are exactly the same thing, right?
Hillary Clinton claiming that Justice Thomas is a person of “resentment, grievance, anger” is essentially playing into the “angry black man” narrative, which is extremely disappointing. Disagree with his politics without using demonstrably racist tropes to malign him. https://t.co/XKvoy3ALkZ
— Chidike Okeem (@VOICEOFCHID) June 28, 2022
But then, what did you expect from the mouth of a Clinton?
This is, after all, a woman who once called black youth “superpredators” that we “must bring … to heel.”
A woman who said “they all look alike” when confusing Eric Holder and Cory Booker.
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) October 29, 2018
Clinton once told an African-American radio host that she always carries “hot sauce” in her bag.
Then there were a number of comments from both Bill and Hillary Clinton that the nation’s first black President was not qualified for the job.
“A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” husband Bill Clinton famously told the late Senator Ted Kennedy in trying to prop up Hillary.
Hillary Clinton is the personification of grievance. And unlike Clarence Thomas, who grew up in an impoverished sharecropper community without running water, Hillary has no reason to feel that life has been unfair to her.
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) June 28, 2022
Claims Women Are Going to Die
Aside from her outrageous comments about Clarence Thomas, Hillary Clinton responded to the overturning of Roe v. Wade with an analysis that is nearly indistinguishable from that of the Kardashian of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“There are so many things about it that are deeply distressing, but women are going to die, Gayle,” she told the CBS host. “Women are going to die.”
In fact, those are AOC’s very sentiments when she opined on the Supreme Court’s decision.
“This decision and this policy will kill people no matter what their spin and what their talking points are,” Representative Ocasio-Cortez said.
WATCH: @RepAOC (D-N.Y.) responds to Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) and Arkansas’ abortion ban.
“This decision and this policy will kill people no matter what their spin and what their talking points are.” pic.twitter.com/ewGWtOcg7h
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 26, 2022
Contrary to Hillary’s belief that Thomas is an angry man full of grievance all his life, the conservative Supreme Court justice consistently flashes a rapier wit and sense of humor when speaking.
He recently quipped that he’d be willing to leave his seat on the court when his job performance was as bad as the media’s.
Clarence Thomas says he’s told the media for a long time that he’ll leave his job when he gets as bad at it as the media is at theirs. This is great: pic.twitter.com/mjh9ozaxuV
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 16, 2022
Now, I don’t care who you are. That’s funny right there.
In 2018, he mocked Senator Cory Booker for his infamous staged ‘Spartacus’ moment.
“Honorable – if we could use that word about more people who are in public life, people who actually ask the questions at confirmation hearings, instead of ‘Spartacus,’” Thomas chided.
From last week, Justice Clarence Thomas: “Honorable – if we could use that word about more people who are in public life, people who actually ask the questions at confirmation hearings, instead of ‘Spartacus’…”
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 12, 2018
A YouGov poll in 2021 shows Americans have the most favorable opinion of Thomas amongst all Supreme Court justices, with 37% approving of his performance, 33% not sure, and 30% disapproving.
Several left-wing pundits have speculated that the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling could catapult Clinton into the 2024 presidential race.
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