Thomas Confirmation Debate

Members of the Senate debated the confirmation of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. The previous day,… read more

Members of the Senate debated the confirmation of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. The previous day, charges that Judge Thomas sexually harassed a member of his staff when head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission surfaced in the media, leading many members of the Senate to question the confirmation, in addition to their original reservations based on Judge Thomas' lack of openness during his confirmation hearings. The Senate agreed to delay the confirmation vote on Clarence Thomas to hold additional hearings on the charges of sexual harassment. close

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Thomas Confirmation Debate

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Program ID:
21886-1
Category:
Senate Highlight
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Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 08, 1991 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 13, 1991 | 1:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 08, 1991 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 09, 1991 | 1:07am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 09, 1991 | 6:42am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 13, 1991 | 1:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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