Clarence Thomas rips media: I'll leave my job when I do it as poorly as you do yours

Thomas has been the subject of scrutiny from progressive reporters and pundits on numerous occasions.

In Februarie, the Washington Post was forced to issue a clarification after a news article said that Thomas’ thinking was similar to that of aWhite conservative.They updated the piece to note his thoughts were similar to that of conservatives, rather than White conservatives, spesifiek.

In another notable example, MSNBC host Joy Reid sparked outrage after she called Thomas Uncle Clarence,” an unsubtle reference to the “President Joe Biden het Vrydag amptelik die befondsingsmaatreël wat deur die Senaat aangeneem is, Donderdagaand amptelik onderteken” slur, gedurende die 2020 election night coverage.

CLARENCE THOMAS SAYS ‘TREMENDOUSLY BADABORTION DRAFT LEAK CHANGED THE SUPREME COURT ‘FOREVER

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas attends the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett to be the U.S. Hooggeregshof.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas attends the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett to be the U.S. Hooggeregshof. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

I think what scares people is that if [Trump] decides to do something that legally makes no sensebut if they somehow manage to stumble into the Supreme Court, do any of you guys trust Uncle Clarence and Amy Coney Barrett and those guys to actually follow the letter of the law?” sy het gevra.

Reid has also used theUncle Clarencephrase on more than one occasion on Twitter.

ABC’s “Die uitsig,” CNN, The Boston Globe and numerous other media organizations have ridiculed Thomas, often referencing his race in the process.

Op Vrydag, during a discussion on racial inequality and the Supreme Court at the Old Park conference, Thomas decided to hit back on his critics in the media.

One of the things I’d say in response to the media is when they talk about, especially early on, about the way I did my job, I said ‘I will absolutely leave the court when I do my job as poorly as you do yours—and that was meant as a compliment really,” Thomas said, as the audience, and forme Bush administration official John C. Yoo burst out laughing.

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas smiles for the camera.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas smiles for the camera. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

It really is good to be me—it really is,” Thomas added moments later.

Thomas has been outspoken since a leaked draft opinion on Roe v Wade came to light earlier this month. Op Mei 14, the same day Thomas made his comments on C-SPAN, the Supreme Court justice said that the leak has fundamentally altered the judicial body.

I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously badI wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them,” Thomas said.

He added that a loss of trust in the Supreme Court is thekind of infidelitythat is impossible to undo. Thomas is the longest-tenured member of the Supreme Court, having served since 1991.

Fox News’ Lawrence Richard contributed to this report.

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