Ginni Thomas has been involved in conservative circles for many years now. Nevertheless, her husband’s position on the Supreme Court has been called into question because of her ties to Jan. 6.
Supreme Court nomination hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson drew attention to Clarence Thomas, a sitting justice on the nation’s highest court.
According to text messages obtained by multiple news outlets, his wife, Virginia Thomas, reportedly pressed a senior White House official to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. She also confirmed earlier this month that she had been to Trump’s rally the day before the riot on the 6th of January in the Capitol.
One of the most prominent members of the conservative movement is Ginni, or Virginia, as she goes by. There have been concerns raised about her husband’s role as a justice on the Supreme Court because of her connections to the Jan. 6 movement.
Ginni Thomas is the justice’s wife, and here’s everything you need to know about her.
For Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination hearings, Clarence Thomas, who is currently serving on the Supreme Court, was mentioned.
Virginia Thomas, his wife, allegedly asked a senior White House official to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, according to text messages obtained by multiple news outlets. On January 6th, the day before the Capitol riot, she confirmed that she had attended a Trump rally.
In the conservative movement, Ginni, or Virginia as she prefers to be known, is a prominent figure. Concerns have been raised about her husband’s Supreme Court justice role because of her ties to the Jan. 6 movement.
Here’s everything you need to know about Ginni Thomas, the justice’s wife.
Russell Lamp, Ginni’s older brother, recalled to the Washington Post in 1991 that “Mom was the big politician and Ginni wanted to be like her.”
Before attending Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C. for women, Thomas attended Westside High School in Omaha, the book states. After a year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she transferred to the Jesuit-affiliated Creighton University in the same city, where she graduated in 1979 with a degree in business communication and political science. In the same year, she began her legal education at Creighton Law School, from which she graduated in 1983.
The wife of Clarence Thomas, Ginni Thomas, admitted to attending the Trump rally that preceded the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
After law school, Thomas worked for Republican Hal Daub, a former Omaha mayor, and House member, as his legislative director before moving to the US Chamber of Commerce a year later, according to the book. She met Clarence Thomas two years later at a New York conference on affirmative action. A year later, in 1987, the conservative power couple tied the knot – her first and his second.
Ricky Silberman, a friend, told the Washington Post in 1991 that the couple was “intellectual soulmates.” The New York Times reported that Clarence referred to Ginni as a “gift from God.”
Election integrity and political activism in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack
She is a special correspondent for the right-wing media outlet The Daily Caller and a senior executive at the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation. After founding Liberty Central to fight against the leftist “tyranny” of former President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers, she now works for the Republican Party.
Both Turning Point USA, which has close ties to Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Jared Kushner, and the Constitutional Coalition, an educational and research organization, have supported her.
After Ginni Thomas founded her lobbying group Liberty Central in 2009, questions about her political causes and her husband’s position on the Supreme Court began to resurface.
Donald Trump’s inauguration rally on January 6, 2021, was confirmed by Thomas in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon.
Thomas told the Free Beacon that she was “disappointed and frustrated” by the subsequent violence and said she played no role in its planning and leadership on Jan. 6.
White House chief Mark Meadows has been urged to overturn the election by Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Hundreds of supporters of President Trump descended on Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, in an attempt to thwart the certification of the 2020 election results. The campaign was a failure, and Joe Biden was sworn in as the 48th president on the morning of January 7. At least seven people were killed and more than 150 Capitol and Metropolitan police officers were injured as a result of the attack.
Multiple outlets reported on Thursday that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was encouraged by Thomas to overturn the 2020 election via text message.
According to the House Select Committee looking into the Capitol riot, the messages, which date from November 2020 to mid-January 2021, show her ties to the previous administration.
USA TODAY is unaware of the existence of the messages, which were made public by The Washington Post, CBS News, CNN, and other outlets.
“Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!… You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice,” Thomas wrote to Meadows in the letters he wrote to him. According to The Washington Post, “the majority of Americans are aware that Biden and the Left are attempting the greatest heist in our history.”
There has been a lot of backlash against Justice Clarence Thomas since he was the only justice to vote against releasing Trump administration documents on January 6 to the House committee investigating the matter.
Sen. Don Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, asked Thomas on Friday to step aside from any cases involving the 6th of January or the 2024 presidential election. Thomas was also called for impeachment from the Supreme Court by the Women’s March activist group on Friday, citing the alleged text messages.
The infection that kept Justice Thomas in the hospital for nearly a week was finally treated and he was released from the hospital on Friday.