It’s unfortunate but it was really only a matter of time before Democrats decided to use Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas as a shield. Thomas was the first ever African American Supreme Court Justice, put in to place By Bush Sir. back in 1991. Some may remember harassment allegations made about Thomas back in the 90s which were dropped having been declared unfounded. Well, as the desperation in Democrats grows to snatch whatever Senate seats they can- Clarence Thomas was thrown into the mix of confusion. Now they’re calling for Thomas to step down. In this piece, which was supposedly written by a ‘Conservative’, the author lists reasons why a 30-year-old case needs your attention. Here is what you should know.
After the cacophony of calls for Hollywood moguls and media figures to lose their jobs and elected officials to resign or be removed following allegations of sexual assault and harassment, it was inevitable that Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas’ name would eventually come up.
Kaganoff titles his piece, Fellow conservatives, it’s time to call on Clarence Thomas to resign. The author makes at least a partially convincing case, depending on where you personally set the bar for convictions in the Court of Public Opinion. If allegations which can’t or won’t be tested before a jury are enough to remove senators, congressmen and movie studio chiefs, why not a Supreme Court justice? Kaganoff reviews the evidence from Thomas’ confirmation hearings and believes that Anita Hill’s claims pass the smell test.
It’s always a question of balance between believing the victims and avoiding mob mentality. But there are a few factors that tilt toward Hill’s version of the story.
It wasn’t exactly his word against hers; she had witnesses whom the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, did not call up. And Biden is a Democrat, so there goes the “they only attacked him because he’s conservative” narrative. He was confirmed by a Senate under Democratic control.
In an interview on CNN, conservative journalist Bethany Mandel talks about how coming forward affects women. “This will be the only thing these women are ever known for. That’s not something someone wants to sign up for.” Hill is a law-school professor with a respected career in her own right, but she has to carry this around with her — without even the satisfaction of having her harasser punished.