Hillary Clinton on Tuesday vented her anger over the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion, facing social media rebuke for her attack on Justice Clarence Thomas.
Thomas was among the justices who supported overturning the Roe v. Wade ruling. In a concurring opinion, Thomas also said the court “should reconsider” rulings that allowed same-sex marriage, endorsed access to contraception and supported same-sex relationships.
That made him a target for Clinton, who spoke on “CBS Mornings.” Clinton graduated from Yale Law School in 1973, one year before Thomas did the same.
.@HillaryClinton: “I went to law school with [Justice Thomas]. He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I have known him — resentment, grievance, anger … Women are going to die, Gayle. Women will die.” pic.twitter.com/nUGWGFVJ3m
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 28, 2022
“He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I’ve known him,” she said, characterizing Thomas as filled with “resentment, grievance, anger,” according to Fox News.
Clinton claimed that Thomas is speaking to “right-wing” legislatures, judges and justices in his concurring opinion.
“He has signaled in the past to lower courts, to state legislatures, ‘Find cases. Pass laws. Get them up. I may not win the first, the second or the third time, but we’re going to keep at it,'” she said.
Clinton’s comments were criticized by many on Twitter.
Hillary Clinton playing the angry black man card https://t.co/wU5s4pQR9Z
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) June 28, 2022
The obsessed and racial focus on Justice Thomas by Hillary Clinton and her pro-abortion allies is worth noting. https://t.co/1wH8t2IEzH
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) June 28, 2022
Hillary Clinton labeling someone a “person of grievance” obsessed with “resentment” and “anger” is truly hilarious https://t.co/IiNefftZlM
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 28, 2022
Clinton implied that the ruling was part of a right-wing attempt to pack the court, a term usually used for efforts supported by liberals to increase the size of the court, so that its current conservative majority could be outnumbered.
“I think that was the goal of packing the Court with justices who were on the record for many years of being against women’s constitutional rights to make decisions about our own bodies. I was deeply sorry that it actually happened,” she said, according to CBS.
“But now that it has happened, I think everybody understands that this is not necessarily the only effort that we’re going to see this Court undertake to turn back the clock on civil rights.”
During her interview, Clinton said that abortion is a life-or-death issue, but not for the babies whose lives are ended.
“There are so many things about it that are deeply distressing, but women are going to die, Gayle. Women are going to die,” Clinton told Gayle King, Fox reported.
Here’s Hillary Clinton lying again and saying BAD THINGS about justice Clarence Thomas the same way she lied about President Trump and Russian collusion.
Nothing but manipulative lies come out of Hillary’s mouthpic.twitter.com/sWKDyragKq
— poetWOAgun (@poetWOAgun) June 28, 2022
Again, all the anger snd resentment is directed mostly towards Justice Thomas — the sole Black constitutionalist on the Court.
I’m sure Hillary Clinton thinks of him as this “super predator” hence why she continues with this high-tech lynching that has lasted for decades https://t.co/nklid4xrJe
— Javon A. Price ?? (@JavonAPrice) June 28, 2022
Three words that definitely don’t describe Hillary Clinton’s entire political career. https://t.co/DADOr9kaHQ
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) June 28, 2022
In his concurring opinion, Thomas wrote that the Supreme Court “should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell.”
Griswold v. Connecticut was a 1965 court ruling that said married couples have a right to buy and use contraception without government permission. The 2003 ruling of Lawrence v. Texas ruled that penalties for sodomy or private sex acts between consenting adults are unconstitutional. Obergefell v. Hodges is a 2015 case that legalized same-sex marriages.
“We have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents,” Thomas wrote.
“After overruling these demonstrably erroneous decisions, the question would remain whether other constitutional provisions guarantee the myriad rights that our substantive due process cases have generated,” he wrote.
Thomas dissented in the Lawrence and Obergefell rulings.
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