Repub­li­cans de­nounce omis­sion of Jus­tice Thomas from mu­seum

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

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

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