- The leader of the Women’s March is pushing for the removal of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
- The call for his removal comes after reports revealed his wife had sent text messages to a former aide of President Donald Trump urging him to overturn the 2020 election results.
- News of the text exchange has spurred ethical questions about Thomas’ impartiality.
The leader of the Women’s March has become the latest public figure to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas over his wife’s texts to an aide to former President Donald Trump.
Virginia “Ginni” Thomas sent dozens of texts to Mark Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff, urging him to take action to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
“Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!” Thomas wrote in text messages to Meadows, according to The Washington Post. “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.”
As reports detailing Ginni’s text exchange with Meadows come out, calls for Thomas’ resignation have been mounting. Women’s March Executive Director Rachel O’Leary Carmona called the reports “disqualifying” for both her and her husband.
“From the day he was nominated to the Court, Thomas has always acted less like a reasonable jurist and more like his wife — that is to say a professional conservative activist,” Carmona said in a statement. “He is hopelessly compromised, conflicted, and corrupt, and he must be impeached IMMEDIATELY.”
Ginni through her actions had “advocated for the overthrow of our democracy,” Carmona’s statement said.
Since he lost the election, Trump and his allies have made unsubstantiated claims that the election was rigged. President Joe Biden won the election, and the Justice Department under Trump said there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud as Trump claimed. And dozens of lawsuits filed by Trump challenging the results of the 2020 election have been unsuccessful.
—Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) March 25, 2022
The news of the text exchange drew calls for Thomas; impeachment because, Insider’s C. Ryan Barber reported, it raises ethical questions around the responsibilities of a Supreme Court Justice and those close to him.
This is not the first time the Thomases have become the face of controversy for Ginni’s role in attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
“LOVE MAGA people!!!! GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU STANDING UP OR PRAYING.” she wrote on Facebook just ahead of the riot. She was supporting Capitol riot organizers in a peacemaker role by making sure “there wouldn’t be any division around January 6,” rally organizer Dustin Stockton told The Times.