Dem Rep: SCOTUS Needs Real ‘African-American Voice,’ Clarence Thomas Doesn’t Count [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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During a Sunday interview on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Congresswoman Karen Bass insinuated that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is not really a black man.

Answering a question about Attorney General Loretta Lynch filling the late Justice Scalia’s vacated seat, Bass told host Al Sharpton, “I think many people would like to see an African-American on the Supreme Court.”

“We don’t really need to go in to Clarence Thomas’ background or his behavior on the court,” she continued, “but I think to have an African-American voice that has definitely not been there since Thurgood Marshall would really be an incredible contribution to our country.”

It should be noted that Sharpton attempted to clarify that “neither [Bass] nor I are suggesting that Clarence Thomas is not African-American.”

Sharpton said that “we may, just uh –” before Bass interrupted him.

“It’s an African-American voice.”

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