‘The Daily Show’ on Justice Clarence Thomas breaking his silence (video)

January 16, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke his nearly seven-year silence during oral arguments on Monday with an apparent joke about lawyers and law school. On Tuesday, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart attempted to make sense of Thomas's remark.

All that appears in the court transcript is Thomas saying, “Well — he did not — ”

"'Well he did not?'" Stewart asked on "The Daily Show." "If I was going to say only four words in seven years, you've got to make them count -- 'You're out of order!'; 'Luke, I am your father.'"

Check out the complete segment below.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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