The daytime gabfest opened with a conversation about Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s looming retirement, which has put a spotlight on President Biden’s promise to nominate a Black woman if given the chance to fill a seat. The panelists noted the lack of diversity on the high court throughout history, which has had only had two Black men ever, when Hostin chimed in with a dig at Thomas.
“One doesn’t really represent the Black community,” Hostin 말했다.
None of Hostin’s fellow panelists asked a follow-up or asked her to elaborate on the apparent jab at Justice Thomas, who was nominated by President George H. W. Bush and has served since 1991.
Hostin isn’t the only liberal pundit to dismiss Thomas’ race in recent memory.
Later in the show, Joy Behar said Thomas was “to the right of Attila the Hun” and was named to the court to go against voting rights.
“Which is what he does,” Behar는 말했다.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid called Thomas “Uncle Clarence” during an Election Day panel discussion with colleagues Rachel Maddow and Nicolle Wallace last November, 및 담당자. Karen Bass, D- 칼리프., suggested he wasn’t an authentic African-American voice in a 2016 회견.
They weren’t done, 하나. Behar said Barrett, who was appointed last year to fill the vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was likely “put in there” because she’s a “white woman” who will go against abortion rights.
“That was deliberate, 나는 생각한다,” Behar는 말했다.
As she spoke, she put the word “여자” in air-quotes to discuss the mother of seven.
“Racism and defamatory smears from [보기,]” Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton tweeted.