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Justice Clarence Thomas Criticizes Biden for Tricking Him During Confirmation Hearings

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas criticized Joe Biden, a former senator and vice president, for his questioning during the hearings that ultimately saw Thomas confirmed to the court.

Thomas, 71, was confirmed on Oct. 15, 1991, with a narrow 52-48 vote.

Thomas was asked during the filming of a documentary about the judge about Bidens line of questioning regarding “natural law,” reported ABC, which saw footage months before its early 2020 theatrical release.

“I have no idea what he was talking about,” Thomas said.

“I understood what he was trying to do. I didnt really appreciate it. Natural law was nothing more than a way of tricking me into talking about abortion.”

A Biden spokesman said in response: “Then-Senator Biden voted against Clarence Thomas in the Senate Judiciary Committee, he argued against him on the Senate floor, and he voted against his confirmation to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. It is no surprise that Justice Thomas does not have a positive view of him.”

Biden, 77, is running for the Democratic presidential nomination for the third time. A longtime senator, he was vice president to President Barack Obama from 2008 to 2016.

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a crowd at Wilson High School in Florence, S.C., on Oct. 26, 2019. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Law professor Anita Hill takes an oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Oct. 12, 1991. Hill filed sexual harassment charges against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. (Jennifer Law/AFP via Getty Images)

Thomas told the filmmakers for the documentary that he didnt appreciate what transpired during the hearings and said the animus he saw from Democratic lawmakers was primarily over abortion.

“I felt as though in my life I had been looking at the wrong people as the people who would be problematic toward me. We were told that, Oh, its gonna be the bigot in the pickup truck; its gonna be the Klansmen; its gonna beRead More – Source

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