Clarence Thomas Blasts Washington DC’s ‘Hideous’ Political Attack Culture

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has blasted the culture of political attacks in Washington D.C.

The nation’s capital has always been a tough environment for those who take an active role in the country’s governance.

However, according to Justice Thomas, conditions in D.C. are getting out of hand.

During a recent public appearance, Thomas lamented the intensity of partisan criticisms sent his way in recent months, as the Washington Examiner reports.

He noted the personal nature of the attacks he has faced himself.

At the 11th Circuit Judicial Conference on Friday, Thomas made his feelings known about the prevailing culture in Washington, D.C.

He highlighted the untruths he says his detractors have spread, as Fox News details.

Thomas’s remarks were spurred by a question from a conference participant.

The person asked Thomas what it is like to operate in a realm characterized by its mean-spiritedness.

The longtime justice began by saying, “I think there’s challenges to that.”

“We’re in a world and we – certainly my wife and I the last two or three years it’s been – just the nastiness and lies, it’s just incredible,” he said, referencing his spouse, conservative activist Ginny Thomas.

Offering some further insight into his perspective on the situation, Thomas continued:

“But you have some choices.

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“You don’t get to prevent people from doing horrible things or saying horrible things.

“But one you have to understand and accept the fact that they can’t change you unless you permit that.”

Thomas has long been a target of intense scrutiny from the political Left.

He has faced questions in recent years about a series of controversies that the Left claims have rendered him too conflicted to serve on the high court.

A ProPublica report from last year called into question a number of trips Thomas accepted from top GOP donor Harlan Crow.

Though Thomas insisted that the ethics rules in effect at the time did not require disclosure of the travel, the justice has remained a target of liberal ire just the same.

In addition, Thomas has faced scrutiny over his refusal to step aside from hearing cases stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol unrest.

Democrats argue that his wife was heavily involved in efforts questioning the validity of the 2020 presidential election results.

Though Thomas did not venture into the specifics of the allegations leveled against him by his critics, he lamented the determination of “reckless” individuals in Washington.

He pointed to an agenda to “bomb your reputation” if it furthers their political ends.

“They don’t bomb you necessarily, but they bomb your reputation or your good name or your honor,” Thomas asserted.

“And that’s not a crime.

“But they can do as much harm that way.”

Summing up his feelings Thomas mused that folks in D.C. “pride themselves on being awful.”

The city is “a hideous place,” he added, expressing sentiments with which countless Americans surely concur.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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