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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ remarks on the leaked draft opinion signaling the potential demise of Roe v. Wade has antagonized liberals on social media.
During the 11th Circuit judicial conference on Friday, the conservative justice slammed the leak and the subsequent pro-abortion backlash as an attempt to bully the court into delivering "outcomes" that certain groups want.
He stated, "We can't be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that."
Earlier in the week, Thomas’ Supreme Court colleague Justice Roberts slammed the leak as well and insisted that the court wouldn’t be bullied into ruling differently. He called the leak "absolutely appalling," and added, "If the person behind it thinks that it will affect our work, that’s just foolish."
Since the leak, various pro-choice activist groups have planned protests outside the conservative justices’ private residences and even Catholic churches.
Thomas’ pushback to the bullying elicited many responses from liberals on Twitter.
MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan reacted to the justice’s statements, tweeting, "Don't get mad at Clarence Thomas for trolling us. Get mad at Democrats in Congress for not even holding investigations into him and his wife, let alone censuring or trying to impeach him."
Representative Ted Lieu, D-Calif., tweeted, "Justice Clarenc... (Read more)