TMZ posted video Thursday of a quick interview with retiring Supreme Court docket Justice Stephen Breyer, with Breyer saying that fellow Justice Clarence Thomas is “advantageous.” Breyer didn’t say whether or not Thomas has been launched from the D.C. hospital the place he was admitted final Friday for an an infection. The Supreme Court docket issued a statement Sunday saying Thomas was anticipated to be launched in a day or two however has given no additional replace besides to say Thomas does not have COVID.

Breyer was interviewed as he went to dine at Cafe Milano in Georgetown. Requested about Thomas, Breyer mentioned, “I feel he’s advantageous.” Beyer’s assertion on Thomas is according to what a supply conversant in Thomas’ situation informed TGP this week.

Breyer declined to touch upon the contentious Senate affirmation listening to for his alternative, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson, saying, “Their politics is just not my affair. My affair is finished.”

Excerpt and video via TMZ:

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Justice Thomas was hospitalized final Friday after he skilled flu-like signs. Seems it was an an infection, which was being handled with IV antibiotics.

The SCOTUS Public Info Workplace mentioned just a few days in the past, Thomas was anticipated to be launched Tuesday, however on Wednesday the PIO was mum, not saying if Thomas is again house or nonetheless laid up within the hospital.

Justice Breyer mentioned merely, Thomas is ok.

Original Supreme Court statement:

March 20, 2022

Justice Clarence Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Friday night after experiencing flu-like signs. He underwent checks, was recognized with an an infection, and is being handled with intravenous antibiotics. His signs are abating, he’s resting comfortably, and he expects to be launched from the hospital in a day or two. Justice Thomas will take part within the consideration and dialogue of any circumstances for which he isn’t current on the idea of the briefs, transcripts, and audio of the oral arguments.

UPDATE: The Hill reported a good friend of Thomas, Armstrong Williams, echoing Breyers’ remark:

Thomas’s shut good friend Armstrong Williams on Thursday informed The Hill that Thomas is “resting and he’s going to be simply advantageous” however declined to elaborate additional on the justice’s well being. Pressed on whether or not Thomas was nonetheless within the hospital, Williams declined to reply.

“It doesn’t matter. He’s resting and doing effectively,” he mentioned, including: “I don’t assume the general public cares about the place he’s resting — it’s that he’s resting and he’s doing advantageous. I feel the media cares about the place he’s resting. The general public doesn’t.”


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