Thomas Confirmation Vote

Committee members delivered brief remarks in support or in opposition to the nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas shortly before… read more

Committee members delivered brief remarks in support or in opposition to the nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas shortly before the committee’s vote on the nomination. The committee voted seven for and seven against the nomination, and thus failed to endorse President Bush’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Following the vote, the committee voted 13-1 to send the nomination to the Senate floor without endorsement. Opposition to Judge Thomas' nomination centered around Judge Thomas' lack of judicial experience and lack of disclosure and credibility under questioning during the confirmation hearings. Supporters of Judge Thomas cited his work in the EEOC and his judgeship as adequate experience, and Sen. Hatch said Judge Thomas had been unfairly scorned by civil rights groups because of his differing views. close

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Thomas Confirmation Vote

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Program ID:
21604-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 27, 1991 | 10:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Sep 29, 1991 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Sep 27, 1991 | 10:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 1991 | 8:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 28, 1991 | 4:37am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 29, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 29, 1991 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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