Clarence Thomas’s Wife Attended ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally
Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, said she attended the pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, 2021.
Thomas disclosed the previously unknown information during a recent interview with the Washington Free Beacon. The longtime conservative activist said she got cold and left before then-President Donald Trump gave a speech at noon.
“I was disappointed and frustrated that there was violence that happened following a peaceful gathering of Trump supporters on the Ellipse on Jan. 6,” Thomas said.
“There are important and legitimate substantive questions about achieving goals like electoral integrity, racial equality, and political accountability that a democratic system like ours needs to be able to discuss and debate rationally in the political square. I fear we are losing that ability.”
The remarks come amid questions over whether her political activism poses any ethical issues related to her husband’s position as a Supreme Court justice.
“Like so many married couples, we share many of the same ideals, principles, and aspirations for America,” Thomas said. “But we have our own separate careers, and our own ideas and opinions too. Clarence doesn’t discuss his work with me, and I don’t involve him in my work.”