It must be tough to have a wife who is a constant embarrassment – maybe even tough enough to send a man to the hospital. Most men would not have stayed with such a woman for 35 years, but then … Justice Clarence Thomas is not most men. He is a Black man sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court … one whose nomination in 1991 by then-President George H.W. Bush was fraught with conflict, in part because of his views on such things as affirmative action and women’s rights, and in part because of statements by lawyer Anita Hill claiming sexual harassment by Thomas. Despite all this, Thomas was confirmed to the highest court in the nation.
Justice Thomas has often issued opinions I disagree with … he is one of the conservative justices on the Court, so that’s to be expected. But it is only in the last 14 months that I’ve come to believe that Justice Thomas does not belong on the U.S. Supreme Court and that if he has anything resembling a conscience, he will step down … immediately! Not necessarily because of any decision he has handed down, but because his wife’s antics have completely cost him his reputation, have made even the most astute legal minds question his integrity.
On Thursday, two well-respected journalists, Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, reported on Clarence Thomas’ wife, Virginia Thomas, and a set of emails that passed between her and former Chief of Staff under Trump, Mark Meadows between November 2020 and January 2021. Some of the content of these emails is eye-popping. The piece by Woodward and Costa is far too lengthy for me to post here, but I urge you to read it when you have a few minutes.
A few excerpts …
- On Nov. 10, after news organizations had projected Joe Biden the winner based on state vote totals, Thomas wrote to Meadows: “Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!…You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History.”
- In the Nov. 5 message to Meadows, Thomas went on to quote a passage that had circulated on right-wing websites: “Biden crime family & ballot fraud co-conspirators (elected officials, bureaucrats, social media censorship mongers, fake stream media reporters, etc) are being arrested & detained for ballot fraud right now & over coming days, & will be living in barges off GITMO to face military tribunals for sedition.”
- On Nov. 13, she texted Meadows about her outreach to “Jared,” potentially a reference to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser. She wrote, “Just forwarded to yr gmail an email I sent Jared this am. Sidney Powell & improved coordination now will help the cavalry come and Fraud exposed and America saved.”
- On Nov. 19, which would be a crucial day for Powell as she spoke at a news conference at the Republican National Committee, Thomas continued to bolster Powell’s standing in a text to Meadows. “Mark (don’t want to wake you)… ” Thomas wrote. “Sounds like Sidney and her team are getting inundated with evidence of fraud. Make a plan. Release the Kraken and save us from the left taking America down.”
Remember, my friends, that these are the words of the wife of a Supreme Court Justice. Her words, her texts, were … what? Treasonous? Seditious? Granted, they were not the words of Justice Thomas, nor is there any evidence that Justice Thomas supported her words and actions during that time. But ask yourself this: Do you think he was completely in the dark, unaware of the cages his wife was rattling, the shitstorm she was stirring? Do you imagine they never discussed it, that she never gave him her opinions about which she felt so strongly?
I am highly offended that this woman, along with so many others — lawyers, activists, white supremacists and the like, attempted and nearly succeeded in overturning my vote, and more than 81 million others, in order to install a cruel, evil wanna-be dictator. Had they succeeded, we might be living in a nation even worse than Russia today. Thankfully they did not succeed, but no thanks are due to Virginia Thomas!
I think this will be a deep, dark stain on Justice Thomas for whatever time he remains on the bench. Justices are expected to set aside their own political views and rule in the interest of the country with the Constitution as their guideline. Justice Thomas has a built-in conflict of interest. If he has a conscience, he must use it to tender his resignation. If he does not do so, then we know we have one very corrupted Justice on the Supreme Court.