Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, demonstrated an abysmal lack of propriety by publicly uttering a profanity against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
“F[***] Clarence Thomas,” Lightfoot declared at what reports indicate was a pride event.
Last week the high court released a decision that enables states to ban abortions, and Thomas was one of the justices who joined the opinion.
“The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion.
Many Democrats, including Lightfoot, have bemoaned the decision as a “dark day” for the country.
Lightfoot claimed in a statement that “this decision will be used as precedent to gut the legal underpinnings used to protect against gender-based discrimination, which includes women’s rights, trans rights, immigrant rights, and of course, to right to same-sex and interracial marriage.”
Thomas wrote a concurring opinion in which he indicated that the Supreme Court should eventually overrule other decisions, like the Obergefell v. Hodges gay marriage decision.
Thomas wrote that, “in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.” He also wrote, “After overruling these demonstrably erroneous decisions, the question would remain whether other constitutional provisions guarantee the myriad rights that our substantive due process cases have generated.”
Lightfoot had mentioned Thomas’s concurring opinion prior to making the profane remark about the long-serving Supreme Court justice.
In response to Lightfoot’s inappropriate “F[***] Clarence Thomas” remark, Daniel Darling, director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, tweeted, “Absolutely egregious. If a conservative Mayor said this about a SCOTUS judge we’d have wall to wall handwringing about the crisis of democracy.”
“The entire left is a bunch of mad ugly people yelling the F-word at the Supreme Court and cheering crowds of idiots thinking it somehow makes a difference. Symbolism over substance to the Nth degree,” radio host Derek Hunter tweeted.