Whoopi Goldberg was criticized as being unhinged when she suggested that the Supreme Court’s next move might be to break up Clarence Thomas’ marriage to a white woman and considering him a ‘quarter of a person’ – a reference to bringing back slavery. This took place while the hosts discussed the Supreme Court’s recent overturn of Roe v. Wade.
WATCH WHOOPI warn Clarence Thomas on video:
Goldberg said: “I want to make things very clear. I’m very pro-life. I’ve never been anti-life… I want people to have the lives they want, but I don’t want to force anybody—I don’t want anybody coming in my house telling me how to raise my daughter and what she needs because they don’t know.”
She continued: “And I appreciate everybody’s religion, but I do not subscribe to your religion. I don’t ask you to subscribe to mine. And you do not have the right based on your religious beliefs to tell me because what’s next? As Clarence Thomas is signaling, they would like to get rid of contraception. Do you understand, sir? No, because you don’t have to use it!”
Co-host Sunny Hostin mentioned contraception, gay marriage and affirmative action – suggesting that they are next for the Supreme Court to remove and Goldberg said in response: “We were not in the Constitution either. We were not even people in the Constitution.”
She kept going: “You better hope that they don’t come for you, Clarence! And say you should not be married to your wife who happens to be white. And you better hope that nobody says, ‘You know, well, you’re not in the Constitution, you’re back to being a quarter of a person,’ because that’s not going to work either!”
About Clarence Thomas’ Wife, Ginni Thomas:
“Virginia “Ginni” Thomas (née Lamp; born February 23, 1957) is an American attorney and conservative activist from Omaha, Nebraska. In 1987, she married Clarence Thomas, who became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1991. Her conservative commentary and activism have made her a controversial figure, especially because spouses of Supreme Court justices typically avoid politics.
Thomas began her career working for Republican Hal Daub while he was a member of the United States House of Representatives. After Thomas graduated from Creighton University School of Law, she worked for the United States Chamber of Commerce. She later worked for the United States Department of Labor and as an aide to Republican Dick Armey while he was a member of the House of Representatives. In 2000, she joined The Heritage Foundation, where she was a liaison between the conservative think tank and the George W. Bush administration. In 2009, Thomas founded Liberty Central, a conservative political advocacy nonprofit organization associated with the Tea Party movement. She founded Liberty Consulting in 2010.
Thomas supported Donald Trump during his presidency, offering the administration recommendations on individuals to hire through her work with the conservative Groundswell group. Following Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, she repeatedly urged Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows to take steps to overturn the result. She made an early social media endorsement of the Trump rally that preceded the January 2021 attack on the United States Capitol before the violence took place, and she later apologized for contributing to a rift among her husband’s former Supreme Court clerks concerning that riot.” (Wikipedia)
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