Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas dissents on Monday. He indicated that he would not have stopped enforcement of a subpoena by the House Jan.6 Committee to obtain the text and phone records of Kelli Ward (Arizona Republican Party Chair),

The committee is seeking Ward’s records related to her role in former President Donald Trump’s effort to steal the 2020 election as a fake elector casting ballots in the Electoral College for Trump.

This is the second time Thomas has indicated that he would intervene to hamper the committee’s efforts to investigate the plot to overturn the 2020 election in which his wife, Ginni Thomas, played a role

Thomas was previously The only justice to dissension from the court’s refusal to block the release of White House records held by the National Archives to the Jan. 6 Committee. It was later revealed in March that his wife had been in communication with White House officials about Trump’s machinations to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory.

Text messages between Trump’s former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Ginni Thomas revealed the justice’s wife to be enraptured by baseless conspiracy theories about election fraud and involved in plotting with the White House to overturn Trump’s loss.

Thomas emails state legislators with email messages including those in Arizona, who revealed her efforts in urging Republican state legislatures not to elect Biden voters and to appoint fake Trump supporters. These fake GOP elector slates, which included Ward, could then be submitted to Congress as part of Trump’s plan to get then-Vice President Mike Pence to reject Biden’s electors and declare Trump the victor.

Ward had asked the high court to block lower court decisions ordering her to comply with the committee’s subpoena. She declared the matter closed “one of the most important First Amendment cases in history” She said that forcing her to comply with the demands could result in her being a “chill on public participation in partisan politics.”

But the court rejected her appeal, clearing the way for the House panel to get Ward’s phone records. Justice Samuel Alito joined Thomas in dissenting on the denial of Ward’s request.

While Thomas has refused to recuse himself from cases involving his wife’s political activities, he did He previously withdrew from cases that involved his son.

Ginni testified in private before the Jan. 6 Committee on September. She told the panel, reportedly, that she believes Trump’s lie about the 2020 election being stolen.

Justice Thomas first ruled in favor of blocking the disclosure of Trump White House documents prior to his wife’s text messages with Meadows being publicly disclosed. The House of Representatives has called for him to recuse himself, resign or be impeached for inserting himself into cases that appear to be in defense of his wife’s political activities.

Others have noted that Thomas’ continued participation in Jan. 6 cases highlighted the need to require the court to abide by a binding ethics code.