Senate GOP: National museum should include Clarence Thomas
Six Senate Republicans are calling on a national museum on African-American culture to include Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in its exhibits. 
The GOP senators introduced a resolution on Monday arguing that Thomas should have a "prominent place" a the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 
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Thomas's exclusion from the museum, which opened earlier this year, drew quick backlash from conservatives. 
The senators in the resolution note that Thomas is the second African-American Supreme Court justice and "has made a unique and indelible contribution to the jurisprudence of the United States."
The resolution also endorses Thomas as a "historically significant African-American" who overcame "great challenges" and has served the country for decades. 
"The life and work of Justice Thomas are an important part of the story of African-Americans in the United States and should have a prominent place in the National Museum of African-American History and Culture," the senators add in the resolution. 
Linda St. Thomas, a spokeswomen for the Smithsonian, told earlier this year that while Thomas was an example of an African-American with a "compelling personal stories" that the museum "cannot tell every story in our inaugural exhibitions."