Clarence Thomas Glad He Avoided State of the Union

Thomas also defended his decision on campaign finance and corporations.
GULFPORT (2010-2-4) -

During an appearance Tuesday at Stetson Law School in Gulfport, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says he intentionally skipped the President’s State of the Union speech last week – and he’s glad he did.

“I don’t go because it has become so partisan, and it’s very uncomfortable for a judge to sit there. And there’s a lot you don’t hear on T.V. – the catcalls, the whooping and hollering, under-the-breath comments.

“So we decided not to go. Some members continued to go and that’s fine, but one of the consequences is that now the court becomes part of the conversation, if you want to call it that, in the speech,” he said.

Thomas is talking about Justice Samuel Alito's who shook his head appeared to mouth the words “not true” as the President criticized the court’s recent decision on campaign finance.

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