Clarence Thomas' Wife Finds Herself In Extremely Hot Water Over Donald Trump Texts

Justice Clarence Thomas has been making headlines all week, and not for good reasons. On Sunday, March 20, the Supreme Court announced that the 73-year-old was in the hospital being treated for an infection, but a prolonged stay wasn't expected. "He underwent tests, was diagnosed with an infection, and is being treated with intravenous antibiotics," a statement from the court read. "His symptoms are abating, he is resting comfortably, and he expects to be released from the hospital in a day or two."

According to CNN, Thomas was finally released from the hospital on Friday morning, but Thursday night brought more headlines that can cause a lot of trouble for the Justice. This time, the news involved Thomas' wife, Virginia 'Ginni' Thomas, and her involvement with the January 6, 2021 invasion at the Capitol. Additionally, new information has come to light regarding her efforts to overturn the 2020 election that went further than originally thought (via The Washington Post).

Ginni Thomas sent text messages about stolen election

In early March, it was revealed that Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, Ginni Thomas, attended former President Donald Trump's "Stop the Steal" rally at the DC Ellipse on January 6, but left before the march to the Capitol took place (via CBS News). Now, reports are uncovering text messages she sent to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows regarding the 2020 election and efforts to overturn the results. The messages were found in the trove that Meadows turned over to the House Select Committee — the committee is investigating the sequence of events leading to the Capital attack in January 2021.

Not long after the election was called for Joe Biden on November 10, Ginni sent a text to Meadows saying, "Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!! ... You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America's constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History" (via The Washington Post).

A message from Meadows to Thomas on November 24 seemed to quell Ginni's fears. "This is a fight of good versus evil," Meadows said. "Evil always looks like the victor until the King of Kings triumphs. Do not grow weary in well doing. The fight continues. I have staked my career on it. Well at least my time in DC on it."

Ginni then replied with relief, saying, "Thank you!! Needed that! ... I will try to keep holding on. America is worth it!"

Clarence Thomas' conflict of interest is noted

Soon after text messages between Ginni Thomas and Mark Meadows became public, there were calls for Justice Clarence Thomas to resign. This feeling was heightened by the knowledge that Justice Thomas was the only dissent in a Supreme Court decision that allowed National Archives records regarding January 6 to be sent to the House committee (per The New York Times). 

According to Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW), "The Supreme Court voted 8-1 that Trump could not block the January 6 committee from getting docs," (via Twitter). CREW went on to highlight that Clarence was, in fact, the one vote against the count which seems especially damaging now that the texts between his wife and Meadows have surfaced. The organization speculated as to whether Clarence was afraid of what might be revealed if the records were to be released.

Minnesota Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted that the House must impeach Justice Thomas, which would make him the first justice since 1804 to be impeached if that should happen (via Political scientist Norm Ornstein was blunt in his response, saying, "Clarence Thomas should resign" (via Twitter).