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Xipe Totec

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11. This may explain why the story is coming out just now:
Thu Oct 27, 2016, 03:13 PM
Oct 2016

BREAKING: Clarence Thomas Does The UNTHINKABLE, Turns Against Republican Party (DETAILS)

Prominently conservative US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke out strongly this week against the Senate Republicans who continue to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to replace the deceased Antonin Scalia.

Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill Scalia’s seat months ago, but leading Senate Republicans almost immediately jumped on the notion that, according to some completely precedent lacking but convenient notion, Obama should not be the one to fill Scalia’s seat since the election, and thus the next beginning of the next presidency, is so soon.

The Republicans responsible for the obstructionism likely initially based their policy on a hope that a Republican would win the White House.

Such a hope is fine and dandy, but Obama’s tenure isn’t over yet, no matter how much Republicans would like it to be. He is still the president, and it is still the president’s responsibility to fill vacant seats on the Supreme Court.


http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/10/27/breaking-clarence-thomas-does-the-unthinkable-turns-against-republican-party-details/

Looks like the repugs were holding a Trump card against Clarance just in case he stepped out of line.

Not that I would defend his actions or dismiss the charges as false, only that I would question the timing.

No shock there BainsBane Oct 2016 #1
Not a disqualifier for being Supreme Court Justice milestogo Oct 2016 #2
"sarsasm" MyOwnPeace Oct 2016 #19
as much as I would love to see anita hill in that vacant seat, it would not be decent to niyad Oct 2016 #3
I think she's up to the task mdbl Oct 2016 #4
perhaps Anita Hill could replace him on the court if he retires in shame. virtualobserver Oct 2016 #5
now that is a lovely thought niyad Oct 2016 #6
Ok by me. As far as I'm concerned, saltpoint Oct 2016 #10
Come on!!!! MyOwnPeace Oct 2016 #20
Not wishing harm on anyone but if it so happened that Thomas vacated his spot for whatever reason LiberalLovinLug Oct 2016 #8
She might not have to. With any luck Scalia's shadow will go the way of Scalia soon enough. forest444 Oct 2016 #15
How soon until Ginny Thomas calls her at 6 am, demanding msanthrope Oct 2016 #7
be awesome to witness the impeachment and removal of Clarence Thomas beachbum bob Oct 2016 #9
He'd probably snooze through his own impeachment trial. trusty elf Oct 2016 #23
This may explain why the story is coming out just now: Xipe Totec Oct 2016 #11
Wait BumRushDaShow Oct 2016 #21
Is this female lawyer.... AlbertCat Oct 2016 #12
Too little too late Hulk Oct 2016 #13
I believed Anita Hill blueseas Oct 2016 #14
I totally believe this lawyer Farmgirl1961 Oct 2016 #17
Same here. (nt) Paladin Oct 2016 #18
It's great that women empowered to come forward. Trump served a purpose. TonyPDX Oct 2016 #16
And another for the "No Shit Sherlock" File n/t Lil Missy Oct 2016 #22
I'm only surprised it took this long NastyRiffraff Oct 2016 #24
It's a disgrace that he was seated. A complete disgrace. JudyM Oct 2016 #25
Not a Thomas fan ebbie15644 Oct 2016 #26
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