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ABC News chief political analyst under fire for calling Justice Clarence Thomas a ‘sexual predator’

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ABC’s Matthew Dowd has come under heavy fire after he labeled Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas a “sexual predator” on Twitter.

Apparently reacting to sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Dowd took a swipe at Thomas in his effort to smear President Donald Trump’s second nominee to the high court.

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“It was despicable and outrageous what happened to Anita Hill more than 25 years ago, and a sexual predator was given a lifetime seat on the SC. Let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself in 2018,” the ABC News chief political analyst tweeted on Monday.

The conservative judge appointed by former President George H.W. Bush repeatedly denied accusations that he had sexually harassed attorney Anita Hill back in 1991 when she worked for him at the Department of Education. Thomas was confirmed despite the last-minute hearings sparked by Hill’s accusations.

Dowd was torched for his comment which launched an epic backlash against the former George W. Bush campaign official.

Many on Twitter called the comment “despicable” and “disgraceful.”

Daily Wire senior editor Ashe Schow quipped, “screw got knocked loose.”

Free Beacon managing editor David Rutz wrote that Dowd was a “bad joke.

Fox News contributor Sebastian Gorka noted that this is why Trump is “utterly justified in labeling the #FAKENEWS Media the Enemy of People.”

Townhall political editor Guy Benson also fired back at Dowd.

Many others called him out for choosing sides without having even heard Ford testify.

Dowd continued to tweet out his rebuttals, attacks and defense of himself, somehow even working climate change into the discussion.

But the floodgates had been opened with Dowd’s mindless remarks, and there was no end to the criticism he received on social media.

Frieda Powers


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