In relating the story today of Lillian McEwen, Clarence Thomas’ former girlfriend, the Washington Post makes it pretty clear that Thomas perjured himself during his confirmation hearings.
In her Senate testimony, Hill, who worked with Thomas at two federal agencies, said that Thomas would make sexual comments to her at work, including references to scenes in hard-core pornographic films.
“If I used that kind of grotesque language with one person, it would seem to me that there would be traces of it throughout the employees who worked closely with me, or the other individuals who heard bits and pieces of it or various levels of it,” Thomas responded to the committee.
McEwen scoffs softly when asked about Thomas’s indignation, which has barely cooled in the 19 years since the hearings. In his vivid 2007 memoir, the justice calls Hill a tool of liberal activists outraged because he did not fit their idea of what an African American should believe.
McEwen . . . said Hill’s long-ago description of Thomas’s behavior resonated with her.
“He was obsessed with porn,” she said of Thomas, who is now 63. “He would talk about what he had seen in magazines and films, if there was something worth noting.”
McEwen added that she had no problem with Thomas’s interests, although she found pornography to be “boring.”
According to McEwen, Thomas would also tell her about women he encountered at work. He was partial to women with large breasts, she said. In an instance at work, Thomas was so impressed that he asked one woman her bra size, McEwen recalled him telling her.
Let me see if I remember this: a few years ago, wasn’t a high-ranking federal officer impeached for perjuring himself? And didn’t the Republicans who led the impeachment campaign say that it was a matter of high principle, about the Rule Of Law not being able to withstand perjury?
Of course, that other case involved a civil matter having nothing to do with the federal officer’s official duties: this occurred during his confirmation hearings. So it’s even clearer now, right, guys?