Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, said, “Stand firm !!!”
In the fall of 2020, after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the presidential election, Virginia “Ginny” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, repeatedly called on White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to try to reverse the election results. In text messages received by congressional investigators.
“Help this great president stay strong, Mark !!!” Thomas wrote a letter to Meadows on 10 November after the election had officially called for Biden. “You are the leader with him who is standing up for the constitutional rule of America. The majority knows Biden and the left is trying to commit the greatest robbery in our history.”
Sources familiar with the text messages, obtained by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack, confirmed their authenticity to ABC News. The content of the messages was first reported by the Washington Post and CBS News.
Meadows, who did not respond to all of Thomas’ messages, texted in late November that Trump’s challenge to the election results was a “fight of good versus evil.”
“Evil always looks like a conqueror until the king of kings is victorious,” he wrote. “Don’t get tired of doing good. The fight will continue. I’ve turned my career around on this. At least that’s my time in DC.”
“Thanks !! I need it! Conversation with my best friend right now … I’ll try to hold on. America is worth it,” Thomas replied.
The messages – more than two dozen between Thomas and Meadows in November 2020 and one from January 10 – contained thousands of pages of text messages, emails and documents. Taken.
Thomas did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News. A spokesman for the committee declined to comment on the messages or their content.
Thomas, a longtime Conservative activist, told the Washington Free Beacon in March that she and her husband had not talked to each other about their work.
“Like many married couples, we share many of the same ideals, principles and aspirations for America,” Thomas told the Conservative News Outlet. “But we have our own separate careers, and we have our own ideas and opinions. Clarence does not discuss his work with me and I do not involve him in my work.”
Thomas said he attended the “Stop the Still” rally outside the White House on Jan. 6, but left early because of the cold. He said he had no role in the planning of the event.
Regarding the attack on the Capitol, Thomas told Free Beacon that he was “disappointed and disappointed by the violence that followed a peaceful rally.”
Ethics experts have questioned Thomas’ work, saying the main issues are before the Supreme Court, where her husband sits.
In January, the court refused to bar the committee from receiving Trump White House records on January 6 for just one objection to justice: Clarence Thomas.
“Some eyebrows were raised when Justice Thomas was the only one to vote,” said Kate Shaw, a Supreme Court analyst at ABC News and a professor of Cardozo law. “But he didn’t explain himself, so we don’t really know why he wanted to take the case.”
Experts say there are no clear ethical guidelines governing the activities of the wife of justice, but there are rules for judges to avoid conflicts of interest. Federal law requires that federal judges withdraw from a case whenever their “neutrality may be reasonably questioned.”