Liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Praises Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas in Stunning Remarks
Billy Hallowell : Jun 20, 2022
"...he is a man who cares deeply about the court as an institution, about the people who work there—about people."
[Faithwire.com] With toxic division infecting much of the nation, rare comments from a liberal US Supreme Court justice praising her conservative counterpart are worth highlighting —particularly as tensions run high surrounding the high court's impending abortion ruling. (Screengrab image)
Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke before the American Constitutional Society Thursday, praising Justice Clarence Thomas in comments that have attracted quite a bit of attention.
Sotomayor, known for her liberal takes, said Thomas is a friend who is kind and shows compassion and love for those around him. Admitting she and Thomas have divergent views, Sotomayor didn't let that stop her from offering glowing comments about her companion.
"I suspect I have probably disagreed with him more than with any other justice, that we have not joined each other's opinions more than anybody else," Sotomayor said. "And yet, Justice Thomas is the one justice in the building that literally knows every employee's name—every one of them."
Watch the justice's comments, here.
She said Thomas also approaches people to ask about their family members' wellbeing. In fact, she admitted he was the first person to send her flowers when her stepfather died.
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