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Clarence Thomas Slams Media And Compares Supreme Court Leak To Infidelity

The justice’s comments come amid outrage over the court’s apparent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took aim at the media during a Q&A session on Friday (April 13).

During a conference in Dallas, Thomas reportedly blasted the opinion draft leak recently published by Politico, which suggested Roe v. Wade could potentially be overturned this year. The shocking revelation, which could strip abortion rights and healthcare for many women across America, led to numerous protests of the conservative judges attached to the opinion, including Thomas.

Thomas noted that the leak fundamentally changed the court and public’s perception of Supreme Court Justices. At another point during the chat, the conservative judge said he’d leave the court as soon as he starts doing his job “as poorly” as the media does theirs.

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“One of the things I say in response to the media … especially early on, about the way I did my job, I said, ‘I will absolutely leave the court when I do my job as poorly as you do yours — and that was meant as a compliment, really,” Thomas said.

The Supreme Court Justice then added, “It really is getting to be mean.”

On the recent leak, Thomas said it has forever affected the “trust” the public has in America’s highest court.

“When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally,” he said. “You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it.”

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