COURTING DISASTER: SCOTUS spouse sounds off on Speaker spectacle

COURTING DISASTER: SCOTUS spouse sounds off on Speaker spectacle

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, just doesn’t know when to quit, weighing in on the GOP chaos surrounding Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) run for Speaker of the House.

“We stand behind them and beside them in their courageous efforts to find a Speaker of the House who will represent the interests of conservatives,” the Trump-loving conspiracy theorist wrote in support of the 20 Freedom Caucus members standing in the way of McCarthy’s dream of Congress’ top spot, HuffPost reported.

In a letter signed by Thomas and approximately 70 far-right activists, the conservatives pledged solidarity with those in opposition to the former House Minority Leader.

Published by the Conservative Action Project just two days before the second anniversary of the attack on the Capitol, Thomas played a significant role in Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Relatively unknown outside of conservative circles, Justice Thomas’ better (?)  half was thrust into the spotlight after text messages between Ginni Thomas and then-Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows were revealed.

Thomas not only supported the insurrection, but urged Meadows to subvert democracy, and disregard the will of the people by helping the ex-President remain in power.

The meddling right-wing operative also sent letters to Republican legislators in Arizona seeking their support in overturning the state’s results for President-elect Joe Biden.

Despite mounting evidence of her seditious actions, Thomas’ husband has refused to recuse himself from cases involving the election and its results – though required by federal law when a clear conflict of interest could prevent the impartiality of a federal judge’s decision.

Also on the letter is Trump co-coup conspirator, attorney Cleta Mitchell.

According to HuffPost, not only was Mitchell present on the infamous “find me 11,780 votes,” phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger – she, along with the CEO of the American Legislative Exchange Council planned to challenge the results of the 2020 election before voting had even begun.

Political watchdog group Documented shared a video of Nelson telling a group of conservatives about plans to send letters to state election officials questioning the “validity of an election” – before election day.

Mitchell chaired an ALEC-associated group alongside Arizona State Rep. Shawnna Bolick (R) in 2019.

Bolick, who’s married to an Arizona Supreme Court Justice, was one of the legislators contacted by Ginni Thomas to see the state’s votes stolen from Biden and given to Trump.

When running afoul of the law goes unpunished, this is what we’re left with.

Ginni Thomas has inserted herself into the very foundations of our country’s democracy – and not in a good way,  from trying to illegally keep Trump in power to using her position as the wife of a Supreme Court Justice to shield herself from accountability.

Four days into the new session of Congress, the American people still don’t have a functioning government.

The last thing America needs is Mrs. Thomas adding to the chaos.

Original reporting by Mary Papenfuss at HuffPost. 

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