Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was the second Black person selected by a president to serve on our highest court. He described the process as a “high-tech lynching” by the Democrats.

The President of the United States has the responsibility to name individuals to fill vacancies in our federal courts. The United States Senate has the power to confirm or reject the individuals the president nominates as federal judges. It isn’t a mystery and it is only a challenge for those who don’t understand hundreds of years of process.

Democrat Joe Biden presided over the confirmation hearing of a Black man and that Black man had the courage to confront Biden in the hearing. Thomas called what they had done to him a “high-tech lynching” and he hoped nobody would have to go through the same type of destructive process just to serve their country.

Despite the request of the second Black man ever to earn a seat on the Supreme Court, the Democrats have stayed true to their beliefs. They will destroy anyone they can while still losing the final vote. Justice Brett Kavanagh experienced the same disgusting process at the hands of Senate Democrats.

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will be remembered as asking Kavanagh about his high school yearbook. I disagree with Sen. Whitehouse on most issues, but he is an accomplished man and he has the confidence of his state. Why would he agree to ask a Supreme Court nominee about his teenage yearbook references to farts and beers? What kind of a person hounds a federal judge about his childhood?

The Senate Democrats should realize their handlers and donors are wrong. As this is a discussion about courts, here is the evidence: Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanagh are both lifetime members of the Supreme Court.

Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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