Justice Clarence Thomas gives first TV interview
In an interview with CBS correspondent Steve Kroft, Justice Clarence Thomas discusses his childhood, race, his rise to Supreme Court Justice and his job on the nation’s highest court. Justice Thomas says the real issue at his controversial confirmation hearings 16 years ago was abortion, which he calls the “elephant in the room.”
Referring to his confirmation hearings,which he said at the time were a “high-tech lynching,” Thomas said they harmed the country.
Thomas has written a book titled, My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir, due to be released October