According to a report in Newsweek, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is facing calls for him to be investigated after his wife, pro-Trump, conservative activist Ginni Thomas testified before the Congressional committee investigate the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
Virginia ‘Ginni’ Thomas testified to the committee that she “never spoke” with her husband, the controversial conservative Supreme Court justice, about former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Some of her comments, however, are raising eyebrows from critics.
When asked what she and her husband talked about, she replied:
“I wish I could remember but I have no memory of the specifics. My husband often administers spousal support to the wife that’s upset. So I assume that’s what it was. I don’t have a specific memory of it.”
Legal reporter Lyle Denniston says that with that comment about “spousal support,” it appears that Justice Thomas “provided his wife with some form of counseling that reassured her as she plotted to overturn the 2020 Pres. election.”
Ginni Thomas told the committee that she was “certain I never spoke with him about any of the legal challenges to the 2020 election, as I was not involved in those challenges in any way.”
Danielle Moodie of the Democracy-ish podcast told MSNBC that Thomas’ actions since 1/6 were worthy of investigation, because Thomas “had an opportunity to recuse himself when deciding the case about offering up Donald Trump’s tax returns, when offering up the phone records, right, that the House panel, January 6 panel asked for, because guess whose phone number might have appeared there? His wife’s, right?”
She concluded that “we have this weaponized Supreme Court” and that Justice Thomas “is a star of that weaponized Supreme Court…And so, I mean, for me, he’s the ultimate heel of 2022 and should be investigated.”
Legal expert Laurence Tribe agreed, saying the couple should be “at least material fact witnesses.”