Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife, Virginia “Ginni” ThomasHe has joined the fight against Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker of the House.
This in-your-face activism follows stinging criticism Thomas’ high-profile support of extremist right-wing politics even as her husband continues to rule in support of some of the same issues, raising serious conflict-of-interest concerns.
“Conservative organizations and the millions of grassroots conservatives … are united in our support of the 20 courageous members of Congress seeking to change the status quo in Washington,” Open letter, signed by The Conservative Action Project Organization and published on Wednesday by it. Thomas And about 70 other right-wing activists as well as official representatives of the organization.
“We stand behind them and beside them in their courageous efforts to find a Speaker of the House who will represent the interests of conservatives,” Addition of the letter
Large majority of the 20 “courageous” lawmakers, as they’re referred to in the letter, who have voted against McCarthy Despite his numerous attempts to be a speaker, he failed. denied the results of the 2020 presidential electionHowever, there was no evidence to support their claim of widespread voter fraud.
Thomas Supported the Jan. 6th, 2021 insurrectionists, even when she testified to the members of The House Select committee that investigated the U.S. Capitol Riot found no evidence of fraud.
Previous text messages released by the committee showed how Ginni Thomas relentlessly pushed Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, to do what he could to subvert the 2020 election results and keep Trump in power.
Thomas Cleta Mitchell was also present to sign the letter. Cleta Mitchell was a controversial lawyer who was in a phone conversation between Trump and Brad Raffesnperger following the 2020 election. Raffensperger demanded Raffensperger be replaced. “find” just enough votes His loss to Joe Biden was turned into a win. This phone call now lies at the heart of an investigation by the Georgia Grand Jury.
Mitchell conspired with the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council To challenge the election Trump’s defeat was a result of months-long negotiations with Mitchell. Lisa Nelson, the CEO of ALEC, announced to members in early 2020 that the organization had been working with Mitchell on “action items that legislators can take to question the validity” This is a recorded recording taken by the watchdog organization. Documented.
Thomas Although her husband governs on the issues that are dear to her heart, she has come under fire for her participation in right-wing extremist politics.
Supreme Court justices were divided over 2020 election issues but ultimately refused to accept Trump’s claims of election rigging. Clarence Thomas, however, stood out for emphasizing ballot fraud Sympathy for the people who refused, just like his wife.
He also stands out when justices are not available refused to block the work of the Jan. 6 committeeEven though his wife was affected, he continued to do so. Federal law All federal judges must be required to recuse themselves They are not impartial in cases where they can’t be.
Norman Orenstein (emeritus scholar, conservative American Enterprise Institute) has described it as a massive “scandal” Clarence Thomas His decisions on matters continue to be made “radical insurrectionist” The wife participates in.
Also for McCarthyIt is the House After he had lost the 11th vote, he was unable to speak and so the meeting was adjourned for Friday.