Clarence Thomas has 'no idea' where retirement rumors come from
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Supreme Court Justice Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasSupreme Court gets it wrong again, denying justice to those in uniform Overnight Defense: Top general drops objection to major change in prosecuting military sexual assault | Supreme Court declines to take up case from former West Point cadet | Pentagon says 'small' attacks not affecting Afghanistan withdrawal Supreme Court declines to hear case over former West Point cadet's rape allegations MORE dismissed rumors of his impending retirement in an interview at the Supreme Court Historical Society on Monday.

"I have no idea where this stuff comes from," Thomas said, responding to chatter he planned to announce his retirement in June. "One of the things you have to get used to in this business ... is that people can say things about you and for you that have nothing to do with you."


Thomas similarly said an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture misrepresented his thinking on affirmative action and that he had not been consulted for the exhibit. Thomas's full remarks are scheduled to run on C-SPAN at 10 p.m. Monday.

Thomas previously denied he had any plans to retire in April, saying at Pepperdine University, "I’m not retiring" and seemingly dismissing the suggestion that he planned to leave his post in the next 20 or 30 years.

Thomas is 70 years old. President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE’s most recent Supreme Court appointee, Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughConservative justices split in ruling for immigrant fighting deportation Supreme Court weighs whether to limit issuance of exemptions to biofuel blending requirements The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP makes infrastructure play; Senate passes Asian hate crimes bill MORE, is 54 and replaced Anthony Kennedy, who retired at the age of 82.