What Does Clarence Thomas Have to Do With Jan. 6?
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is facing calls for impeachment after reports that his wife, Ginni Thomas, actively urged then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to help overturn the 2020 election.
The attention surrounding Ginni Thomas began when text messages provided to the Jan. 6 select committee were obtained and published by various outlets, including The Washington Post.
“Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!…You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History,” Ginni Thomas texted Meadows on November 10, 2020.
On January 10, 2021, Ginni Thomas wrote: “We are living through what feels like the end of America.”
“Most of us are disgusted with the VP and are in listening mode to see where to fight with our teams. Those who attacked the Capitol are not representative of our great teams of patriots for DJT!!”
The feminist organization The Women’s March called for the judge’s impeachment, citing his wife’s texts.
“The revelations that Ginni Thomas advocated for the overthrow of our democracy are disqualifying — not just for her as a human being of any decency, but for her husband Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas,” said Women’s March Executive Director Rachel O’ Leary Carmona.
“From the day he was nominated to the Court, Thomas has always acted less like a reasonable jurist and more like his wife — that is to say a professional conservative activist. He is hopelessly compromised, conflicted, and corrupt, and he must be impeached IMMEDIATELY.”
But some say the left merely sees this as an opportunity to attack the conservative judge.
“The Left’s partisan crusade to force Justice Thomas off of cases is not based on real recusal standards but on politics,” said Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network and former clerk for Thomas.
“Liberals don’t like the fact that he is black and won’t follow their agenda, so they invent flimsy controversies to discredit him for thinking for himself.”