Republicans denounce omission of Justice Thomas from museum
Republicans in the House and Senate have introduced resolutions denouncing the Smithsonian for omitting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, one of six Republican co-sponsors, said Justice Thomas’s contributions to jurisprudence are “nothing short of remarkable,” making his omission from the museum all the more “troubling.”
“Justice Thomas’s humble beginnings, brilliant mind, and indelible contributions to American jurisprudence are nothing short of remarkable,” Mr. Cornyn said in a statement. “His omission from the National Museum of African American History and Culture is troubling and reflects a disregard for the historical significance of his service to our country.”
A corresponding House version was introduced by Reps. Earl Carter of Georgia and Pete Sessions of Texas, and has dozens of co-sponsors. — Bradford Richardson