Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife sent a series of texts to a top aide to then-President Donald Trump urging the 2020 presidential election be scuttled, a new report says.
Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas reportedly exchanged texts with former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows 29 in the weeks after Trump’s defeat by Democrat Joe Biden, the Washington Post and CBS News reported.
The texts came as the former president’s team said it was prepared to go as far as the Supreme Court to challenge the election result, before and after the Jan. 6 riot in the Capitol that temporarily disrupted Congress’ confirmation of Biden’s victory about trump.
“Help this great President stand firm Mark!!!” Thomas wrote in a message on Nov. 10, 2020, after most media outlets proclaimed Biden’s nomination, according to the Post.
“With him, you are the leader who stands on the precipice of America’s constitutional governance. The majority knows Biden and the left is attempting the biggest heist in our history.”
Thomas makes no mention of her husband or the court in the messages, which were among the more than 2,300 Meadows turned over to the House Select Committee to investigate the riot, the Post said.
But the news reportedly includes her referring to “The Biden Crime Family” and urging Meadows to continue the fight. A final message, sent four days after January 6, laments what Thomas calls “the end of liberty.”
On November 5, 2020, two days after Election Day, Thomas wrote to Meadows, “Don’t back down,” according to the report.
“Biden’s crime family and co-conspirators of voter fraud (elected officials, bureaucrats, social media censorship dealers, fake stream media reporters, etc.) are being arrested and jailed and living in barges on voter fraud charges now and in the coming days, while GITMO is being tried by military courts on sedition charges ‘ Thomas wrote in a message the same day.
Meadows responded that he plans to “stay tight,” the report said. Of the texts reviewed by the Post and CBS News, 21 are from Thomas, while eight are from Meadows. One of the messages appears to refer to a separate conversation with Jared, an apparent reference to Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Thomas apparently attended a “stop the steal” rally Jan. 10 that preceded the Capitol riot, though she later said she left earlier and played no role in the event, the Post said. Nonetheless, four days later she texted Meadows expressing disappointment with then-Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to block confirmation of Biden’s victory.
“We are living what feels like the end of America,” Thomas wrote Jan. 10, according to the Post.
“Most of us are disgusted with the VP and listen to see where we have to struggle with our teams. Those who attacked the Capitol are not representative of our amazing patriot teams for DJT!”
“Amazing times,” she added, according to the Post. “The End of Freedom.”
Judge Thomas later disagreed when the Supreme Court denied election challenges in February 2021.
Meadows’ attorney declined to comment on individual texts, but told the Post and CBS that the news “raised no legal issues.” The Thomases did not respond to a request for comment from the publications.
With postal wires
https://nypost.com/2022/03/24/justice-clarence-thomas-wife-virginia-urged-overturning-the-2020-election-in-texts-report/ Judge Clarence Thomas, Virginia wife urged to overturn 2020 election in texts: report