Outrage Flows After an Unexpected Defense of Clarence Thomas by Most Liberal Justice

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been under heavy assault recently, and not for any ruling he signed onto. Instead, it’s his wife, Ginni Thomas, that is causing people to scream at clouds across the nation. What did Ginni Thomas do? Apparently, believing there was widespread voter fraud, she spoke to several people following the 2020 election about ways to oppose the certification of the results.


Now, you might be asking yourself what that has to do with Clarence Thomas given that he wasn’t a part of those discussions. After all, we’ve all been assured that family members doing things should have zero impact on those who hold positions of power. How many times have you heard “Hunter Biden isn’t an elected official” as a defense of Joe Biden’s degenerate son? And in that case, the elder Biden was actually intimately involved and knowledgable of Hunter Biden’s corrupt, likely illegal business dealings.

Regardless, the onslaught has been steady, with a stream of high-profile left-wingers, on cable news, in print, and on social media, demanding that Clarence Thomas resign. Yet, on Thursday, he received an unexpected endorsement from none other than radically liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke highly of colleague Justice Clarence Thomas during an event on Thursday, saying, “He is a man who cares deeply about the court as an institution.”

Sotomayor, who is liberal, acknowledged during remarks at the American Constitution Society that while she often disagrees with the conservative justice, she believes that “we share a common understanding about people and kindness towards them”

“Justice Thomas is the one justice in the building that literally knows every employee’s name, every one of them. And not only does he know their names, he remembers their families’ names and histories,” she said.


It’s not often in politics (and unfortunately, the Supreme Court is obviously a political tool and long has been), that you see something that provides hope and not impending doom. I think Sotomayor is a terrible justice who often counters the plain interpretation of the law in order to push leftwing causes. We saw that during the fight over the vaccine mandate and with her comments during the Dobbs oral arguments over abortion.

Still, she clearly is a human being who isn’t willing to destroy a person she works with just because they disagree politically. Further, she’s not willing to burn him down over his wife’s views on the 2020 election. It’s rare to find that kind of tolerance in today’s political environment.

Of course, that tolerance went no further than Sotomayor’s lips. The outrage flowed like milk and honey following her comments.

There’s essentially no one the left won’t turn on in order to confirm their political priors. Sotomayor actually knows Thomas (I assume she also knows his wife). Who better to comment on his respect for the bench than someone who works with him throughout the year? But too-online Democrats know better because they read an article in The Guardian.


In the end, Thomas isn’t going anywhere. He’s not going to resign, and he’s going to keep triggering the libs for a long time yet.


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