Tuesday, October 04, 2022
10/04/2022

Jan. 6 Committee Chair Called Clarence Thomas An ‘Uncle Tom,’ Mitch McConnell Remark ‘Racist’

The chairman of the January 6 committee investigating the Capitol riot previously called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom,” claimed the justice disliked black people, and accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of making “racist” remarks.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, a 74-year-old Democrat representing Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District, made the comments in 2014 while appearing on a New Nation of Islam radio program during Barack Obama’s presidency. He has not responded to requests for comment from The Daily Wire.

“I’ve been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect,” Thompson said, Buzzfeed News reported at the time. “That Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States — not the chief executive, but the commander-in-chief — that ‘I don’t care what you come up with we’re going to be against it.’ Now if that’s not a racist statement I don’t know what is.”
 
Clarence Thomas by Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States is licensed under Public Domain
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