WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Hillary Clinton told CBS Mornings‘ Gayle King that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been “a person of grievance for as long as I’ve known him.”
- Thomas, who went to Yale Law School with Clinton, sided with the majority who overturned the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade.
- Clinton said the reversal would lead to the death of women: “Women are going to die.”
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described Justice Clarence Thomas as a “person of grievance” during an interview on “CBS This Morning” with Gayle King. The former presidential candidate said she’s known Thomas since they were at Yale Law School together in the ’70s,
“I went to law school with him. He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I have known him,” Clinton said Tuesday “Resentment, grievance, anger,” she added.
Thomas, who agreed with the majority in a 5-4 vote in favor of overturning Roe, released a concurring opinion last week, saying “we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents” for rulings that granted people the right to birth-control access, intimate gay relationships, and marriage equality.
“He may be on his own, but he’s signaling,” Clinton said. “He has signaled in the past to lower courts, to state legislatures, to find cases, pass laws, get them up.”
Clinton argued Thomas was telling conservative judges and far-right state lawmakers: “I may not get them the first, the second, or the third time, but we’re going to keep at it.”
Clinton said, “Women are going to die, Gayle. Women will die,” referring to the consequences of the Roe reversal.
“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’re only at the beginning of this terrible travesty that this court has inflicted on us,” Clinton said.
Justice Thomas’ wife Ginni has been criticized for her role in the events leading up to January 6, 2021, Capitol attack. The situation prompted critics to call for Thomas’ impeachment.
Source: Yahoo News