Thomas: If We Could Use ‘Honorable’ to Describe People at Confirmation Hearings, Rather Than ‘Spartacus’

During an event last week, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas stated that the country would be better if more people could be described as “honorable” and stated, “if we could use that word about more people who are in public life, people who actually ask the questions at confirmation hearings, instead of ‘Spartacus.'”

Thomas said, “‘Honorable,’ if we could use that word about more people who are in public life, people who actually ask the questions at confirmation hearings, instead of ‘Spartacus.'”

Thomas then stated, “Hey, look, ‘300.’ But at any rate — but the — if we could use the word ‘honorable’ more often, think about the difference it’ll make, then you’ll have a legacy. We will have left the country in better shape, morally, structurally than we found it. But as long as we’re looking at our interests, or scoring points, or looking cute, or being on TV, or the greenhouse effect, or what editorials we’re getting, especially the legal system, how do we maintain it? If you can’t debate hard issues honestly, with honor, with integrity, how do we keep a civil society?”

(h/t Grabien)

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