Dana Perino on 'The View' recycling Clarence Thomas insults ahead of SCOTUS pick: 'Tired and lazy'

Biden himself has been criticized for putting immutable characteristics above merit and qualifications for such a key role by ruling out any candidate who is not Black or a female. 大統領候補として, Biden promised to put a Black woman on the Supreme Court if given the opportunity in the White House.

オン “景色”, host Sunny Hostin jabbed at Thomas after co-host Sara Haines remarked that there have only been two Black people on the court – Thurgood Marshall and Thomas, both of whom are male. ジョージH.W大統領. Bush nominated Thomas to replace the retiring Marshall.

And one doesn’t really represent the Black community,” Hostin said, in an obvious reference to Thomas.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Co-host Joy Behar further called the federal judiciaryso anti-democracyand lamented that President Trump was able to choose Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who she described as a favorite right-wing pick because Barrett is a woman who holds pro-life beliefs in her private life.

“というのは, where do I begin?” Perino said, criticizing Behar for gesturing airquotes around the word “女性” when referring to Barrett.

“はい, Amy Coney Barrett is a woman. そしてまた, the attacks against Clarence Thomas – they’re just tired. It’s lazy,” 彼女は付け加えた. “Stop it with that.

Co-host Greg Gutfeld remarked that the “見る” hosts musthate a strong Black man”.

They must, 私は推測する,” replied Perino.

In a recent interview for the documentaryCreated Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” トーマス, 73, rebuffed Biden’s conduct during his 1991 確認聴聞会. 当時の, Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee:

Thomas said he had gone through life believing the people who would beproblematictoward him as a Black man were thebigot in the pickup truck… the Klansman [または] the rural sheriff.

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Senators Joseph Biden and Edward Kennedy during the Clarence Thomas Confirmation Hearings (Photo by © Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

Senators Joseph Biden and Edward Kennedy during the Clarence Thomas Confirmation Hearings (Photo by © Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

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