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Public Papers - 1991

Statement by the Press Secretary on Senate Confirmation Hearings on the Supreme Court Nomination of Clarence Thomas


President Bush today telephoned his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Clarence Thomas, in Senator Danforth's office, and congratulated him on the completion of his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The President said that Judge Thomas' testimony showed the American people that he has an outstanding record, is committed to the rule of law, and will preserve and protect the Constitution.

The President is confident that Judge Thomas will be confirmed.

Note: The statement referred to Senator John C. Danforth.

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