Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas suggested on Friday that the U.S. is “undermining” its institutions, citing the recent leak of a draft opinion regarding Roe v. Wade as an example.
Thomas, 73, made the remarks during the Old Parkland Conference for black conservatives in Dallas, Texas, just two weeks after the draft opinion was leaked suggesting the Supreme Court is preparing to overturn Roe.
“I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad,” Thomas said, referring to the leaked draft. “I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them and then I wonder when they’re gone or destabilized what we will have as a country and I don’t think the prospects are good if we continue to lose them.”
Thomas said the unprecedented leak has made the justices suspicious of those around them, Politico reported.
“When you lose that trust, especially in the institution
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