Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday slammed the nationwide protests against the leaked draft order suggesting the right-wing justices are planning to overturn Roe v. Wade, and declared that government institutions shouldn’t be “bullied” into delivering what some see as the preferred outcome.
“As a society, ‘we are becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don’t like,’ Thomas said,” according to CNN. “We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that,” he added.
This comes from the same man whose wife, far-right activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, tried to do precisely this by plotting behind the scenes to overturn the 2020 presidential election because it produced the outcome she didn’t like. Talk about ironic.
The abortion draft ruling, published by Politico this week, set off a political firestorm across the nation and has been broadly criticized by legal experts for faulty judicial reasoning and for overturning a long set precedent on questionable grounds.
Although not final, the draft opinion reflects that the conservative majority of the court, including Thomas, has voted to overturn the 1973 landmark opinion that legalized abortion nationwide.