Kirsters Baish| Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” had a special guest on Wednesday. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appeared on the show to give a rare interview. On the bench, Thomas is a dependable constitutional conservative who was nominated by George H. W. Bush back in 1991.
While on the show, Ingraham asked Thomas how he felt about some of the more recent racial issues within the United States. Ingraham started with Thomas’s exclusion from the Smithsonian’s brand new African American History Museum.
It has been claimed by some critics that Thomas was excluded for having conservative tendencies on the court. The hose then asked Thomas if his exclusion made him upset. He responded by saying no and explained that society is usually more closed off to diverse ideas.
He stated, “Not really, I mean, people who cared about me did, but no, not really. I grew up in a time where I was exposed to a wonderful range of ideas…and we’re getting quite comfortable in our society limiting ideas and exposure to ideas. And maybe [his exclusion from the museum] is a symptom of it I don’t know, but I don’t think it’s good for the next generation and people who will be learning.”
Then, Ingraham asked Thomas how he felt when it came to the cases of Confederate statues being torn down around the country. His defense of the statues was epic. He explained, “I think that today we seem to think that everything has to be one size fits all and people can’t have opinions that make us uncomfortable, or ideas that make us uncomfortable- that we don’t agree with.”
You can watch the interview below:
This man has overcome so much in order to become one of the most powerful people in our country’s government.