President Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court. On October 6, 1991, news organizations reported that a law professor, Anita Hill, claimed that Judge Thomas had formerly sexually harassed her at work. She had worked for him at the Department of Education and at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. You can read Newsday’s article at http://goo.gl/mTsOhR.
The Senate delayed voting on his nomination to investigate the allegations– Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. You can hear her testimony at https://goo.gl/SZvY3W. In the end, the Senate voted 52 to 48 to confirm Judge Thomas’s nomination (in spite of the testimony given). You can find the Senate roll call vote at http://goo.gl/RsM0ih. On October 18, 1991, he was sworn in as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court.