WaPo under fire when journo attempts to ‘bully’ Justice Thomas, says he rules like ‘white conservatives’

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Washington Post congressional reporter Marianna Sotomayor was reamed on Twitter after she tweeted a story she co-wrote in which Justice Clarence Thomas was condescendingly referred to as “the Black justice whose rulings often resemble the thinking of White conservatives.”

The article titled “Jim Clyburn saved Biden’s candidacy — and now has the president’s ear on Supreme Court picks” garnered more attention for the flippant description of Thomas than it did for anything related to Clyburn, the Democrat House Majority Whip from South Carolina.

The section with the reference reads:

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), a friend and ally of Clyburn’s for over 30 years, said even Clyburn’s critics respect his political instincts and his connection with a valuable but often disappointed subset of Democratic voters.

“Nobody that I’m aware of feels that opposing Clyburn’s nomination would be the wise thing to do,” he said. “If you know that a person has been vetted by Jim Clyburn, you know that person won’t go to the court and end up being a Clarence Thomas,” referring to the Black justice whose rulings often resemble the thinking of White conservatives.


This riled up conservatives who saw it as a “racist” depiction of the justice.


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