In an interview published Monday, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says she attended the “Stop The Steal” rally on January 6.
Ginni Thomas told the Washington Free Beacon that she attended the rally, but got cold and left before Trump took the stage at noon that day. It was the first time she admitted publicly having attended the rally.
“I was disappointed and frustrated that there was violence that happened following a peaceful gathering of Trump supporters on the Ellipse on Jan. 6,” Thomas told the outlet. “There are important and legitimate substantive questions about achieving goals like electoral integrity, racial equality, and political accountability that a democratic system like ours needs to be able to discuss and debate rationally in the political square. I fear we are losing that ability.”
Ginni said in the interview that she “played no role” in planning the events that day and that she doesn’t involve her husband in the political work she does pushing conservative causes.
“Like so many married couples, we share many of the same ideals, principles and aspirations for America,” Thomas told the Free Beacon. “But we have our own separate careers, and our own ideas and opinions too,” she said. “Clarence doesn’t discuss his work with me, and I don’t involve him in my work,” she said.
Justice Thomas was the lone dissenting opinion when in January the Supreme Court cleared the way for for the release of presidential records to the January 6 Committee investigating the insurrection at the Capitol.
Ginni Thomas, who runs a political consulting firm, stressed that she is going to continue her role as a political activist.