Some on the left have concocted insane conspiracy theories about Ginni Thomas, Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife, and her involvement in what happened on Jan. 6.
While Thomas certainly encouraged pursuing legal means regarding concerns about fraud, there is no evidence whatsoever that she had anything to do with the riot that occurred on that day.
But if you read the insanity that is leftist Twitter (and I have so you can be spared that going down that hell hole), they have invented all kinds of calumny against her, calling her a traitor and demanding that she be prosecuted. For what, that isn’t clear. But if some had their way, “WrongThink” would be a crime and everyone who didn’t think in line with the leftist narrative would be guilty of “WrongThink.” It’s all based on their hatred of her husband and their wild thought that somehow they could implicate him in something.
I don’t know how much that crazy influenced the Committee asking Thomas to talk with them. They are ridiculous for asking her at all, like a throwback to a McCarthy hearing. Listen as CNN frames it as “having to clear her name.”
NEW: Ginni Thomas met with Jan 6 committee IN PERSON. She did not answer my questions pic.twitter.com/5z6pypr0S9
— Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) September 29, 2022
Jonathan Turley blasted the Committee for having her come in at all when there’s no evidence that she was involved in anything illegal.
The media is breathlessly reporting that “Ginni Thomas tells Jan. 6 panel she still believes false election fraud claims,” as if it were a public confession of a reactionary resisting reeducation.
The satisfaction in forcing the wife of Clarence Thomas to appear for hours of examination is deeply disturbing. Thomas is hated by the left and that hatred seemed to drive much of this effort.
CNN’s Jamie Gangel reported “Chairman Bennie Thompson has also told reporters that she still believes the election was stolen, Jake. Ginni Thomas is still an election denier.” Ok, so what? Millions of people hold the same view. They have a right to hold that view.
There was never any evidence that Thomas participated in any violence and had simply encouraged the White House and other officials to challenge the election.
But you’re not allowed to have that WrongThink, otherwise, you are an “election denier” and that’s bad. Unless you’re Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, Rep. Benny Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Jan. 6 Committee (who objected to electors in the Bush election), or Rep. Jamie Raskin (Jan. 6 Committee member, who objected to electors in the Trump election). Then it’s all cool.
“Regarding the 2020 election, I did not speak with him (Justice Thomas) at all about the details of my volunteer campaign activities. And I did not speak with him at all about the details of my post-election activities, which were minimal, in any event. I am certain I never spoke with him about any of the legal challenges to the 2020 election, as I was not involved with those challenges in any way,” Thomas said at the beginning of her testimony earlier today.
Thomas then dropped a nuke all over the Committee for their low actions regarding her and her husband. “And I know he was completely unaware of my texts with Mark Meadows until this Committee leaked them to the press while he was in a hospital bed fighting an infection.” I wrote, at the time, about it being another “high-tech lynching.” She had texted Meadows asking him to continue to pursue legal options. Again, nothing wrong with that, but she’s dropping the Committee for their attempt at a smear.
Thomas also put paid to any thought she could influence her husband when it came to his cases, “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.” She also made it clear that they generally didn’t talk politics and they didn’t talk about his pending cases.
Her lawyer also said that she had answered all the questions they asked her.
I don’t know what they thought they would get with this tactic, she just made them look even more silly than they had looked already. But she appears to have set Thompson back on his heels, with him saying, “She’s a witness…We didn’t accuse her of anything.” Yes, you just tried to unsuccessfully smear her by leaking texts as though they meant something and ginned up your crazies on the left. But she laid them out with the truth.