The revenge of Clarence Thomas

Twenty-nine years ago, Joe Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee and presided over the "high-tech lynching" of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.  Since then, Brett Kavanaugh has been subjected to similar treatment by the Democratic members of the same committee.  Alito, Gorsuch, and Barrett were also unfairly abused, if not quite so brutally. Clarence Thomas didn't just take the abuse.  He fought back, telling Biden to his face, "I think that this today is a travesty.  I think that it is disgusting.  I think that this hearing should never occur in America."  Given what Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett were forced to put up with, I think he spoke for all of them. But given the constraints all five justices were subject to, they could not really respond adequately to all the cheap shots, character assassination, and abuse they were forced to suffer.  Now,...(Read Full Post)
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