Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas missed oral arguments Monday due to illness. There is no word on what exactly is wrong with the 73-year-old judge.
Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., Friday for an illness that his representatives say is not COVID-19, The Hill reported. He was exhibiting flu-like symptoms and has since been diagnosed with an unspecified infection.
“Justice Thomas is unable to be present today but will participate in consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral argument,” Chief Justice John Roberts had announced Monday morning. Thomas is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
There have been no further updates on exactly what kind of infection he has or what the treatment will be. “His symptoms are abating, he is resting comfortably, and he expects to be released from the hospital in a day or two,” is all a court spokesperson said.
Because of Thomas’ originalist bent, leftists were out in full force, cheering for his death. This was a dramatic contrast from how they treated the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she came down with the infection that ultimately took her life in 2020, the Washington Examiner reported.
Many on social media were rejoicing that Thomas was ill with the hopes that he would pass away and leave President Joe Biden with another nominee on the court. “When RBG was committed to the hospital, conservatives offered their thoughts and prayers,” conservative commentator CJ Pearson pointed out in a tweet Sunday.
“Yet when Clarence Thomas finds himself in a similar positions, liberals are instead offering their death wishes. Disgusting and evil,” Pearson said about this mistreatment.
Thomas has had a tough road from leftists during his own confirmation hearings and ever since for his political leanings. Still, it shows an incredible lack of humanity and decorum for the leftists to treat Thomas with less consideration than Ginsburg.