Reported By Adam Casalino | October 12, 2020
Today makes the beginning of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Rest assured, even as Democrats try to stop it tooth and nail, Republicans will quickly get her on the bench.
As senators battling it out on Capitol Hill, we are reminded of something Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said about his own hearings. Back then, he was grilled by another group of Democrats. One of them happens to be running for president today. Slow Joe won’t like this:
Justice Thomas on Supreme Court confirmation hearings:
“One of the things you do in hearings is you have to sit there and look attentively at people you know have no idea what they’re talking about.”
A clip from a recent film about Clarence Thomas reveals how he endured his Supreme Court hearings. Thomas took the time to talk about how Democrats went about questioning him. He took a shot at then-Senator Joe Biden who rambled on and on about “natural law” in an apparent attempt to goad Thomas. Thomas hit back by saying he had to sit there and “look attentively” even though Joe Biden was making no sense.
Just a short listen to what Biden was saying would prove Thomas’s point very clearly. That is just true today as it was back then. Democrats don’t want ACB on the court, but they can’t stop it. So, they will use their time today to drag out the process, plague Republicans and the nominee with pointless rabbit trails, and perhaps try to get her to say something that will make her look bad.
Joe Biden did it back then, and his allies use the same playbook. Instead of using the time to really learn about the judge, it seems they just want to bother and slow down the process.
Is that what they were elected to do?
- The confirmation hearings of ACB start today.
- Clarence Thomas discussed his experience being question by Joe Biden.
- Democrat senators will drag out the process with aimless questions and accusations.