“The idea was to get rid of me,” Clarence Thomas says in an explosive new film where he details the Brett Kavanaugh like smear job the left ran on him.
“And then after I was there, it was to undermine me,” he added. Many have forgotten this sad and unfortunate incident in our nation’s history.
It was the same play they ran on Brett Kavanaugh to discredit and derail his nomination. It didn’t work then and it didn’t work with Brett but the smears are hard to erase.
They say a lie travels halfway around the world before the truth catches up and that is very true with political smear jobs – often you can never recover and clear your name from one of these.
The left plays scorched earth politics – if they can’t win fairly they dirty you up so you wish you never tried in the first place.
In an upcoming documentary, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words,” Thomas describes his faith, his political awakening, his judicial philosophy, and the role race has played in his life, offering viewers rare insight into the mind of a justice known for his reticence on the public stage.
“‘This is the wrong black guy, he has to be destroyed,’” Thomas says at one point in the film, characterizing those who opposed his nomination to the Supreme Court nomination in 1991. “Just say it. And now at least we’re honest with each other.” Remembering the moment that Anita Hill’s allegations that he had sexually harassed her were made public, Thomas says, that’s when “all heck broke loose.”
Pack interviewed Thomas for more than 30 hours over a six month period. Speaking after a screening on Oct. 22, he said he worried that including other original interviews would cause him to “lose Justice Thomas’s voice.” “I felt it would also let viewers make up their own mind,” Pack says. “My deal with the audience was to let Justice Thomas tell his story and be fair to his story.”
“Most of my opponents on the Judiciary Committee cared about only one thing: how would I rule on abortion rights?” Thomas says. “You really didn’t matter, and your life didn’t matter. What mattered was what they wanted. And what they wanted was this particular issue.”
In the film, he recalls feeling “deflated” when the FBI first came to his house and asked him about Hill’s allegations, and describes the ensuing media onslaught as him being “literally under siege.” “Oh God, no,” Thomas says when Pack asks him whether he watched Hill’s testimony.