US Justice Thomas’ wife calls Anita Hill

October 20, 2010

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas acknowledges that she made a call to Anita Hill‘s office at Brandeis University last weekend.

An ABC News blog said Mrs. Thomas left a message asking Hill to consider apologizing for “what you did with my husband.”anita

Hill was the law professor at the center of Clarence Thomas’ 1991 confirmation hearings scandal. She publicly accused him of making sexually inappropriate comments when she was his aide at the Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Thomas blasted  the proceedings as “a high-tech lynching.”

“I did place a call to Ms. Hill at her office extending an olive branch to her after all these years, in hopes that we could ultimately get passed (sic) what happened so long ago,” Virginia Thomas said in a statement a spokesperson emailed to Reuters.

“That offer still stands, I would be very happy to meet and talk with her if she would be willing to do the same. Certainly no offense was ever intended.”

ABC reports Hill says “no” to apology and that Brandeis turned the telephone message over to the FBI which isn’t commenting.

Virginia Thomas is a longtime Washington conservative activist,  founder of the nonprofit  Liberty Central organization and active in the  Tea Party movement.

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Rick Wilking (Counsel Charles Ogeltree advises lta Hill during her testimony at Thomas confirmation hearing)

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Oh, sure, no offense was intended…Another example of the victim pose of the right, always playing the role of persecuted children of the Holiness Squad, while at the same time revealing their essential immorality by lying shamelessly.

Posted by Yellow105 | Report as abusive

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Anita Hill can continue to hold her head high knowing she did the right thing when she exposed Clarence Thomas for who he is. His presence on the Supreme Court is a reminder that Republicans, who loathe affirmative action, will use it never-the-less for political gain. Ginni Thomas is in deep denial.

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A day later, I am still in a state of slack-jawed amazement at the arrogance of Ginni Thomas. Thomas should be reaching out to Anita Hill to apologize herself for the disgusting circus that surrounded Hill’s testimony, but I should have known that a tea party queen like Ginni Thomas would no more apologize to Anita Hill than she would apologize to the whole of America for her husband’s proclivity for napping during SCOTUS hearings.

Posted by Yellow105 | Report as abusive

Every patriotic American should say a prayer( or make a wish if you are atheist) that Judge Thomas will retire at his earliest convenience, to spare America, and his family and most of all the entire American Judiciary from the trauma he had inflicted and laid trap on us. It seems that nothing less than his own ego matters to him— not his legacy, not rules in testifying(avoid conjecture, avoid arguments fashioned deliberately to mislead the public about the law), not his oath to uphold justice and the law.

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