Opposition to Judge Thomas Nomination

Representatives of the Congressional Black Caucus discussed why they chose to work to defeat the Clarence Thomas nomination to the US Supreme Court. Representative… read more

Representatives of the Congressional Black Caucus discussed why they chose to work to defeat the Clarence Thomas nomination to the US Supreme Court. Representative Edolphus Towns (D-NY) explained the reasons for the group’s opposition, including Thomas’s refusal to promote rights regarding African-Americans. He mentioned that “the legacy of Thurgood Marshall ought to be continued” and that the Caucus was obligated to support a candidate who would serve in a similar fashion. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) explained that their decision that was not based on race but on ideology, and that based on their beliefs they could not support Judge Thomas. close

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Opposition to Judge Thomas Nomination

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Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 18, 1991 | 6:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jul 21, 1991 | 11:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 18, 1991 | 6:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 18, 1991 | 8:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 19, 1991 | 12:22am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 19, 1991 | 7:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 21, 1991 | 7:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 21, 1991 | 11:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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