The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reiterated her strong belief that the 2020 election was stolen during an interview on Thursday with the January 6 Committee, according to committee chairman Bennie Thompson and Rep. Jamie Raskin.
Nearly two years after Joe Biden legitimately defeated Trump, Ginni Thomas relented to a 5-hour interview with the panel investigating the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Her attorney stated that she was there to “clear up misconceptions about her activities surrounding the 2020 election.”
Ginni Thomas was not under oath during the interview, but making fraudulent, fictitious statements to Congress is a crime — so she clearly believes her conspiratorial rhetoric.
- Attorney Mark Paoletta said Ginni told the committee in the closed door meeting that “her minimal and mainstream activity focused on ensuring that reports of fraud and irregularities were investigated. Beyond that, she played no role in any events after the 2020 election results.”
- Ginni’s opening statement to the panel included a denial that she discussed her post-election activities with Clarence, and he does not share his opinions with her.
“I can guarantee that my husband has never spoken with me about pending cases at the Court. It’s an iron clad rule in our home,” Thomas added. “Let me also add, it is laughable for anyone who knows my husband to think I could influence his jurisprudence — the man is independent and stubborn, with strong character traits of independence and integrity.”
- Ginni also accused the committee of leaking to the press information of her texts to Mark Meadows.
Does Clarence Thomas think the election was stolen? Does he, for example, believe this QAnon-inspired conspiracy theory his wife texted to Trump’s then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows: “Watermarked ballots in over 12 states have been part of a huge Trump & military white hat sting operation in 12 key battleground states.”
Does he believe in Bigfoot? Does he think Democrats run a global child sex trafficking ring? Does he think the moon is made of cheese?
It’s easy to ignore rabid conspiracy theorists when they’re online or on your television. But living with one? That kind of thinking is bound to go airborne, and it’s contagious.
If Justice Thomas doesn’t affirm his own beliefs, Americans can assume he share’s Ginni’s.
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