Justice Clarence Thomas has written an autobiography called My Grandfather’s Son. The book ends with his swearing in as a Supreme Court Justice. It covers in detail Thomas’s confirmation hearings, in which he was accused at the last minute of sexually harassing Antia Hill years earlier. Hill had not complained about Thomas’s behavior at the time or for years thereafter (there was no mention of any of this when Thomas was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals), and her allegations were unsubstantiated. Yet 48 Senators voted against his confirmation.
The Washington Post, however, seems taken aback that Thomas has written uncharitably of those who tried to assassinate his character. Here’s how Robert Barnes, Michael Fletcher, and Kevin Merida begain their story about Thomas’s book:
Justice Clarence Thomas settles scores in an angry and vivid forthcoming memoir, scathingly condemning the media, the Democratic senators who opposed his nomination to the Supreme Court, and the “mob” of liberal elites and activist groups that he says desecrated his life.
Maybe the Post thinks Thomas should have written this part of the book as a sitcom.
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