Donald Trump isn’t the only conservative who likes to grope women against their will.
A female lawyer has come forward with her story as Republicans are still reeling from the multiple accusations leveled against their presidential nominee.
In 1991, Thomas was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice following controversial hearings which included testimony from Anita Hill, who told the Senate that Thomas sexually assaulted her during his time in the U.S. Department of Education.
Just like today, Republicans didn’t care about sexual assault then either and confirmed Thomas anyway despite the fact that other women were set to testify.
Clearly, not caring about sexual assault is a pattern with Republicans.
But it’s also a pattern with Thomas.
In 1999, current Enstar Natural Gas Company vice president and general counsel Moira Smith was just a Truman scholar attending that year’s Truman Foundation dinner when Thomas took a liking to her. But rather than act like a civilized human being who respects women and their bodies, Smith told the National Law Review that Thomas grabbed her butt and made her sit uncomfortably close to him.
According to the Huffington Post,
Veteran Supreme Court reporter Marcia Coyle writes that Smith described the encounter ― which allegedly took place when she was a 23-year-old Truman scholar ― on Facebook earlier this month. She has since deactivated her Facebook page.
“He groped me while I was setting the table, suggesting I should sit ‘right next to him,’” Smith wrote, according to the NLJ.
Smith told the NLJ that Thomas “cupped his hand around my butt and pulled me pretty close to him” and later “squeezed” her behind during a June 1999 dinner for Truman scholars at the home of Louis Blair, then head of the Truman Foundation.
Smith’s former roomates even backed up her story when interviewed by the National Law Journal.
Of course, Justice Thomas denied the allegations.
So here we are once again. Not only is the Republican presidential nominee getting hammered with sexual assault accusations, the Republican’s favorite Supreme Court Justice is facing sexual assault allegations as well. And it comes at a time when Republican favorability among women has completely imploded and at a time when Republicans are planning to continue blocking any nominee Hillary Clinton picks to serve on the high court.
Republicans truly are an embarrassment.
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