Thomas Confirmation Hearings, Second Round

Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of the second set of Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of… read more

Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of the second set of Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas was shown. Justice Thomas' testimony took place during October of 1991. Portions were drawn from hearings on October 11, 1991.

Senator Biden explained why a second set of hearings was called and Justice Thomas gives an emotional, heated opening statement. After Anita Hill’s testimony, Senator Heflin tried to question him, but failed. Senator Hatch succeeded in extracting Thomas' refutations to Hill’s testimony.

President George H.W. Bush nominated Justice Thomas to the Supreme Court on July 8, 1991. The Senate confirmed his nomination on October 15, 1991 with a vote of 52 in favor, 48 opposed. Justice Thomas was named to succeed retired Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. close

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