As her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, withers away in a hospital bed somewhere with mysterious “flu-like symptoms”, the wolves have begun circling around extreme right-wing activist Ginni Thomas.
According to private messages obtained by Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward and CBS News correspondent Robert Costa, Ginni repeatedly pestered ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about overturning Biden’s victory in the weeks following the 2020 presidential election.
The reporters got their hands on a total of 29 texts— 21 sent by her; eight by him—that reveal the two talking about how they might thwart democracy. The messages come from the 2,320 texts Meadows handed over to the House select committee investigating theon the U.S. Capitol.
Yahoo! News reports:
The messages, which do not directly reference Justice Thomas or the Supreme Court, show for the first time how Ginni Thomas used her access to Trump’s inner circle to encourage and seek to guide the president’s strategy to overturn the election results — and how receptive and grateful Meadows said he was to receive her advice. Among Thomas’ stated goals in the messages was for lawyer Sidney Powell, who promoted incendiary and unsupported claims about the election, to become “the lead and the face” of Trump’s legal team.
Here are just a few highlights from Ginni’s totally-not-crazy-sounding texts to Meadows:
- “Biden crime family & ballot fraud co-conspirators (elected officials, bureaucrats, social media censorship mongers, fake stream media reporters, etc) are being arrested & detained for ballot fraud right now & over coming days, & will be living in barges off GITMO to face military tribunals for sedition.”
- “Mark, I wanted to text you and tell you for days you are in my prayers!! Help This Great President stand firm.”
- “Where the heck are all those who benefited by Presidents coattails?!!!”
- “Just forwarded to yr gmail an email I sent Jared this am. Sidney Powell & improved coordination now will help the cavalry come and Fraud exposed and America saved.”
The release of the messages has prompted new scrutiny into Clarence Thomas’ lone dissent in a January 6-related case earlier this year.
In January, the Supreme Court rejected ex-president Donald Trump‘s bid to block the release of certain presidential records requested by the House committee investigating the Capitol riot. Thomas was the only one of the nine justices who dissented. At the time, he provided no explanation for why he would have approved Trump’s request.
Two months ago, the Supreme Court rejected Donald Trump's request to withhold White House documents concerning the 1/6 attack, effectively green-lighting their release to the Jan. 6 committee.
Only one justice dissented. pic.twitter.com/JtX1WmkAtb
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) March 24, 2022
In a recent interview with the Washington Free Beacon, Ginni insisted that she and her husband have their “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,” she affirmed.
Read Woodward and Costa’s full report here. And check out what folx are saying on Twitter about the whole thing…
So to recap: Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, conspired with the White House to overturn the election, then her husband voted to block investigators from seeing the evidence.
If this isn't a judicial conflict of interest, then what is?
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) March 25, 2022
The Ginni Thomas texts do not disappoint. Each one is crazier than the last.
Reminder, the stop the steal movement believes in the VIOLENT overthrowing of the government “if necessary.”
Ginni Thomas and Mark Meadows need to be arrested and Clarence Thomas needs to resign.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 25, 2022
Convenient time for Ginni Thomas’s husband to be MIA, huh? ?
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) March 25, 2022
telling my kids this is Ginni Thomas pic.twitter.com/UhQRMBCWr2
— Tony Michaels ? (@thetonymichaels) March 25, 2022
Meadows illegally registered to vote in 2 states using a trailer home he never lived in
His wife illegally submitted 2 voter forms
Thomas turned his SCOTUS seat into a money making scheme
His wife Ginni Thomas plotted to overthrow our govt
Welcome to GOP’s criminal bedfellows
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) March 25, 2022
Susan Collins: “I was very concerned, so I spoke with Clarence and Ginni Thomas. They apologized for trying to overthrow the government, and told me they won’t do it again. I believe they’re learned their lesson.”
— Hoodlum ?? (@NotHoodlum) March 25, 2022
The Cancellation of Ginni Thomas: Every American has the unalienable right to participate in a seditious conspiracy without fear of backlash or public shaming. In this essay I will
— Hannah (@hannnahmmarie) March 25, 2022
I didn't have "Clarence Thomas Missing" and "Ginni Thomas texting WH Chief of Staff during 1/6 resurrection" on my 2022 Bingo Card.
— Derrick ? #BLM ?? (@Spawn_03) March 25, 2022
If you think the Ginni Thomas texts are bad, wait until you learn about how Clarence Thomas successfully conspired with four other high-ranking government officials to overturn the result of the 2000 election.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) March 25, 2022
While you’re here, listen to that psychotic voicemail Ginni left Anita Hill in 2010 asking her to apologize for her 1991 testimony accusing then Supreme Court nominee Thomas of sexual harassment.
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.