Outrageous Smithsonian's New Black History Museum Snubs Justice Thomas
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture opened recently in our nation's capital, but some conservatives were quick to notice that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is barely a part of it.
Shannon Bream said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that the second-ever African-American SCOTUS justice is only mentioned in an exhibit on Anita Hill, who accused him of sexual harassment decades ago.
The museum lauds Hill, a black attorney, for her bravery in coming forward and testifying to the Senate in 1991. Thomas, who was nominated by George H.W. Bush and narrowly won confirmation, vehemently denied her claims.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has since urged the museum to correct the glaring omission.
"As much as I am grateful for the museum and its efforts to preserve and promote the indispensable, yet oft-neglected, contributions of African Americans to the collective history of our nation, I believe the museum has made a mistake by omitting the enormous legacy and impact of Justice Thomas, as well as his compelling background," Cruz wrote.
Bream and Carlson noted that Justice Thomas rose from poverty, not even speaking English as a child in Georgia, to serve on the highest court in the land.
So Tupac gets in the Rock and Roll hall of Fame but Clarence Thomas didn't make the National Museum of African American History and Culture?
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) December 21, 2016
Bream noted that the omission has been criticized by some on the left, as well as by conservatives. The museum said not everyone could be included in its inaugural exhibit and asked the public for input on future ones.
Taxpayer money was used to fund half of the $540 million project. The rest came from private donors, including Oprah Winfrey, Target and FedEx.
Watch the report above.