When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Donald Trump‘s appeal to keep his Jan. 6 records hidden last month, Clarence Thomas was the only justice on the dissenting side to publicly acknowledge his vote.
Now it turns out Thomas’ wife, Ginni, actually attended the “Stop the Steal” rally that erupted into chaos. In an interview with conservative outlet The Washington Free Beacon, Ginni claims she “got cold” and left the event before it became violent, and that she did not play a role in organizing the event. Her attendance is raising questions nonetheless.
One question that comes to mind first… What if she’d packed a warmer jacket?
Thomas’ relationship to the Jan. 6 insurrection had already come under scrutiny after it was revealed she signed a letter saying 11 Oath Keepers who were arrested for seditious conspiracy “have done nothing wrong.”
Related: Clarence Thomas’ wife is probably about to go through some things
The far-right conservative activist and noted homophobe also praised the insurrectionists on Facebook, writing “LOVE MAGA people!!!!” and “GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU STANDING UP or PRAYING.” She later edited the posts to note they were written “before violence” broke out.
And The New York Times reported she co-signed a letter calling for House Republicans to expel Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from the GOP conference because of their efforts to investigate the insurrection.
The fact that it’s taken Thomas over a year to admit she attended the rally is more than a bit odd, and some are speculating she was trying to get out ahead of the story to control the narrative.
Here’s what folks are saying:
Ginni Thomas finally admits that she attended Trump’s Stop the Steal rally
She cheered on & rallied the MAGA terrorists
Only ONE Supreme Court Justice voted to protect Trump’s Jan 6 docs from investigators: Clarence Thomas
This is a damning & unforgivable conflict of interest
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) March 14, 2022
As @rickhasen points out, Ginni Thomas is clearly trying to get ahead of the real story—SHE ATTENDED THE JAN. 6 "STOP THE STEAL" RALLY—by insisting that she "got cold and left early." So it doesn't really count, right?https://t.co/8iSMmMvJ5s https://t.co/xdtUkJkHff
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) March 14, 2022
I don’t think anyone could read today’s piece in the far-right Washington Free Beacon and see it as anything but a desperate attempt by Ginni Thomas to use her media connections to whitewash her activities.
The piece reeks of desperation and damage control by an insurrectionist.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) March 14, 2022
Clarence Thomas was the only Supreme Court justice to vote to block investigators from getting Jan. 6 docs from Trump.
We now know his wife Ginni participated in the Jan. 6 rally that led to the attack on the Capitol.
If you want to talk about potential conflicts, start there.
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) March 15, 2022
Can Supreme Court justices be impeached? Can they be held responsible for the conduct of their spouses?
Asking for about 200 million Americans who are sick of Clarence Thomas's and Ginni Thomas's bullshit
— Mike Sarzo ?????? (@mikesarzo) March 11, 2022
Clarence Thomas shouldn't recuse himself from cases because his wife Ginni causes a conflict of interest.
He should resign from SCOTUS because he and Ginni Thomas are anti-democracy, Anti-American, insurrectionist pigs. pic.twitter.com/w7YP75Sflm
— Ronald Reagan's Wayward Sperm Viva La #RESISTANCE (@MyVWSucks) March 11, 2022
What people don’t understand—and what some won’t accept because Ginni Thomas is so “respectable” looking (a euphemism for rich and white)—is that she’s every bit the political radical Ali Alexander is, and lies with the same ease that he does.
She is a *leading* insurrectionist.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) March 14, 2022
Ginni Thomas claims she did not help organize the 1/6 rally. She attended the rally, but “got cold and left early.”
A likely story.
— Duty To Warn ? (@duty2warn) March 14, 2022
Thomas tried to vote to block the Jan 6th committee from being able to access documents, etc… and now it turns out his anti-American wife was at the riot.
Sounds like he should be investigated for obstruction of justice.
Matthew Rosenberg, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who covers national security issues for The New York Times, stated – and he’s on videotape saying it – that the January 6th protests was not a riot or insurrection, that “tons” of FBI agents were in the crowd encouraging the protestors to enter the Capitol building, that the Capitol Police were inviting the protestors in and were even joking with them, and that the journalists covering this protest were all aware of these facts.
Take note: Today is was announced that the very left-wing Markos Moulitsas and Daily Kos conducted a Civiqs poll and it looks VERY BAD for Biden and the Democrats: Only 37 percent of voters approved of Biden’s overall job performance even after he blamed Putin for inflation, and fifty-four percent disapproved.
A Red Wave coming in November and the Republican-controlled Congressional Committees will investigate January 6th and all of these facts will be brought to light in their investigations. And Joe Biden will be impeached because of his moronic handling of both Afghanistan and Ukraine, and whatever else they will dig up. This should set the stage for the 2024 Presidential race.
@MarcyMayer (And SamB, The Accidental Polemicist, openminded, Caddy4J, etc…)
LOL!!! OMG, Sweetie, I’ve warned you before that your tendency to lie about EVERYTHING always comes back to bite you.
1. Ginnie Thomas was part of the anti-American riot at the Capitol building.
2. Her husband tried to cover for her.
And finally, your cute little lie about Rosenberg….as a 2 second google search would show, he was actually caught mocking his collogues for saying they were scared on the 6th. But the fact you couldn’t be happy with that, you had to lie and claim he said that the crowd was full of FBI, etc… shows that you aren’t here becuase you are simply more conservative and have a different opinion, you’re here to lie, push a phony agenda, and do anything you can to subvert the truth, push anti-American lies, and promote bigotry.
Thank you for being so terrible at what you do.
Cam, address your paranoia, please. It’s starting to look as if you think that EVERYONE who has a different opinion from yours is the same evil troll. And…
Why does it matter? Do you think that LGBTQ people are stupid? That we are so stupid that we form our opinions on the number of comments? Do YOU personally count the comments and side with the majority? Then, why do you think others do it? Please STOP insisting that LGBTQ people are weak minded.
Most people form opinions from their own experiences. Everyone has different experiences. Everyone!
Paranoia is an instinct or thought process that is believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of delusion and irrationality. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself.
LOL!!!! I love the fact that just because I didn’t mention this old troll screename of yours, that you think it isn’t obvious.
We get it, you need to desperately deflect from the anti-American criminal behavior of Ginni Thomas, and Clarence Thomas’s obstruction of justice in trying to hide it.
Republicans are anti-American.
If she tries to block/defy any subpoenas that’ll tell you everything you need to know. Innocent people don’t hide their innocence.
At this point Clarence needs to step down from the court; he’s too compromised to have any legitimacy as a jurist much less as a loyal citizen since it is very doubtful he has remained true to his oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the constitution. Wonder what happens when the wing nuts in the GOP, fresh from their trans, gay kids and election bashing turn to illegalizing mixed race marriages.
BDAguy states haughtily: “At this point Clarence needs to step down from the court…”
He’s not, nor does anyone care what you think.
MarcyMayor – What brings you to Queerty? Are you upset that you (or a friend or family member) might be gay and are hoping that such hateful nonsense will be your ‘cure’? Is your anger a cry for help?
Your cry is now heard.
Accept what God has created – or at least the reality we face, if you think God is in charge – and understand that there is more than what is written in your little book. Perhaps this is your test and the answer will come to you with maturity and education.
The House could impeach Thomas and charge his wife. But alas, the senate. They’d need 2/3 of a vote for it to succeed. Which is a shame because at least we could start to balance the Supreme Court again with his departure.
And: The Republicans will be taking back control of the House and Senate in the Red Wave this November. At least we’ll be able to impeach Sleepy Joey, the Alzheimer’s patient.
Thomas should have been impeached long ago – he’s been lying on his financial disclosure forms for years, and now he’s apparently actively obstructing justice. I’m sure there’s more.
His wife should be fully investigated and prosecuted along with the other January 6th conspirators.
Why are these two apparently above the law?
Seen that grammatical construction before. It’s the drunk right-wing troll of yore under alternative screenname #whatever.
Pull yourself together, and stop demeaning yourself with your pathetic trolling.
Boo-hoo, more indefensible Con tears to balance all the Lib tears they claim they triggered.
That fat old sow should be executed for treason.
Have you looked at your mama lately? She makes Mrs. Thomas look like Twiggy.
It’s bad enough you are on the side of Thomas’s abuse of office and his wife’s treason, but making fun of other posters’ mothers is nothing but harassment.
she said she got cold but when she realized no one was going to “get naked and berate each others bodies” she went stone cold. jesus christ look at that woman, she thinks she’s got a chance against the gay community? bring it bitch.
Trying to block evidence because his wife was part of an anti-American riot sure sounds like Clarence Thomas tried to commit obstruction of justice.
We agree! Good comment.
I hope that doesn’t mean that you are to be added to your own enemies list also. Self-hate can be the most destructive kind.
Uncle Clarence Tom should have been impeached and removed from the court years ago because of his gross conflicts of interest involving Ginni Thomas but he has been able to skirt by all this time, and this newest conflict only underscores how corrupt he is. This disgrace is one of the worst decisions George H. W. Bush ever made!
Marcy,you’re an anal excretion but smell worse and look hideous. You’re stupid.