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Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 1

The committee heard a statement from Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to begin his reopened confirmation hearings.… read more

The committee heard a statement from Supreme Court nominee and U.S.

Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to begin his reopened

confirmation hearings. Anita Hill, a former employee under Judge

Thomas in the Department of Education and later the EEOC, had

notified the Judiciary Committee earlier during Judge Thomas'

confirmation hearings that she had been sexually harassed by Judge

Thomas when he was her boss during the early 1980s. Originally the

charges had been investigated and discussed with committee members by

committee chairman Biden. Over the weekend before the Senate

confirmation vote on Judge Thomas, Professor Hill’s charges were

leaked to the press, setting off a fire storm of debate on the

Supreme Court nominee’s propriety. The Senate delayed the

confirmation vote from October 10 to October 15 to accommodate

additional hearings on the charges.

In his opening statement, Judge Thomas vehemently denied having

harassed Ms. Hill during their work close

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Oct 11, 1991 | 11:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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