Clarence Thomas is widely considered the most conservative member of the Supreme Court, but he wasn’t always that way.
Thomas describes his journey from radical leftist to staunch conservative in a new documentary “Created Equal,” which details the justice’s life story. In the documentary, Thomas described the drastic changes in his political views, including the moment he decided to cast his vote for President Ronald Reagan.
“In the fall of 1980, I had decided to vote for Ronald Reagan,” Thomas said. “It was a giant step for a black man, but I was distressed by the Democratic Party’s promises to legislate the problems of blacks out of existence.”