Justice Breyer Says Clarence Thomas is Fine, Jackson Confirmation Not My Business
Justice Stephen Breyer is reassuring folks, his colleague, Justice Clarence Thomas, is not in any danger after being hospitalized for an infection.
We got the retiring Justice Wednesday outside Cafe Milano … a favorite watering hole for Washington bigwigs.
Justice Thomas was hospitalized last Friday after he experienced flu-like symptoms. Turns out it was an infection, which was being treated with IV antibiotics.
The SCOTUS Public Information Office said a few days ago, Thomas was expected to be released Tuesday, but on Wednesday the PIO was mum, not saying if Thomas is back home or still laid up in the hospital.
Justice Breyer said simply, Thomas is fine.
We also asked about the confirmation hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, which has become acrimonious at times, with Republicans going on the attack.
We wanted to know if he was sad the confirmation process had become hyper-political. His response was muted because the 83-year-old was masked up, but it sounds like he said, “Their politics is not my affair. My affair is done.”
Translation, we think … he’s not involved or commenting on another prospective justice’s confirmation. He’s already been through that.