Justice Clarence Thomas turned the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court to take objective on the media, defending the courtroom as nonpartisan Thursday as he warned in opposition to “destroying our institutions because they don’t give us what we want, when we want it,” in line with tales. 

“I think the media makes it sound as though you are just always going right to your personal preference,” Thomas educated an viewers on the University of Notre Dame, the Washington Post reported. “So if they think you are anti-abortion or something personally, they think that’s the way you always will come out. They think you’re for this or for that. They think you become like a politician.” 

“I think the media makes it sound as though you are just always going right to your personal preference.” 

— Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court

Thomas’ phrases acquired proper right here contained in the wake of the acute courtroom’s controversial 5-4 decision earlier this month to permit a restrictive Texas abortion regulation to take impression. Critics fear it’d consequence throughout the landmark Roe v. Wade decision being overturned. 

Thomas has beforehand referred to as on the courtroom to overturn the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion all by the U.S. 

Last weekend, latest Justice Amy Coney Barrett defended her colleagues, saying they weren’t “partisan hacks.” She furthermore blamed the media for making judicial selections “seem results-oriented.”

AMY CONEY BARRETT SAYS SUPREME COURT JUSTICES AREN’T ‘PARTISAN HACKS’ AMID DEM COURT-PACKING THREATS: REPORT

“Sometimes, I don’t like the results of my decisions. But it’s not my job to decide cases based on the outcome I want,” she stated. “Judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties.”

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is seen on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 26, 2020. (Getty Images)

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is seen on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 26, 2020. (Getty Images)

Thomas agreed with that sentiment. 

“You do your job and you go cry alone,” he stated. But he furthermore warned in opposition to judges performing politically.

“The court was thought to be the least dangerous branch and we may have become the most dangerous.” 

“The court was thought to be the least dangerous branch and we may have become the most dangerous.” 

— Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court

Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer furthermore not too manner again reassured that his courtroom colleagues weren’t “junior league” politicians, in line with the Post

Following the abortion decision, Democrats have revived their determine so as in order so as to add seats to the Supreme Court to attempt to shift its majority left after former President Trump added three conservative justices. 

Democrats’ calls to pack the courtroom grew to a fever pitch when Barrett was confirmed just a few week before the 2020 presidential election. Bitter recollections of then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refusing to present then-President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, a affirmation listening to after Garland was nominated to interchange Justice Antonin Scalia, who died abruptly in 2016 bubbled as soon as extra up. 

McConnell claimed on the time that the next president should resolve. 

The courtroom is scheduled to take heed to a Mississippi case over a regulation that bans abortions contained in the state at 15 weeks contained in the upcoming time interval, according to The Hill.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.