Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas believes Washington, D.C. is broken and that our nation's institutions are being destroyed.
During an event at The Heritage Foundation marking his 25 years on the bench Wednesday night, Thomas lamented that issues can no longer be debated with civility.
"I think that we have decided that rather than confront the disagreements and the differences in opinion, we'll just simply annihilate who disagrees with me," Thomas said.
“This city's broken in some ways,” Thomas said of Washington. “At some point, we have got to recognize that we are destroying our institutions and we're undermining our institutions.”
He said that not only are the executive and legislative branches to blame, but the high court itself.
“What have we done to gain their confidence?” he asked. “Perhaps we should ask ourselves what we have done to not earn it or to earn it.”
Watch the co-hosts of "The Five" react above.