“There Are No Rules In War” — Messages From The Wife of a Supreme Court Justice.
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was there at the rally on January 6th. She claims to have left before the violence started and claims to abhor that violence. Her connections to far right wing groups include once cohosting an event with one of those now charged with sedition. She claims her far right activism, to include continued attacks on the credibility of the election, are distanced from her relationship with her Supreme Court justice husband. They just don’t talk business with each other, she claims.
All of that, to include her rejection of violence, are called into question by texts between herself and Trump’s Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows. Those texts invoke martial language, evidencing potential support for violence, and disturbing possibilities of her work overlapping with that of her husband. These texts are in the possession of the January 6th Committee.
Consider the following rather appalling statement coming from the wife of a sitting Supreme Court Justice:
“The most important thing you can realize right now is that there are no rules in war.”
That statement appears in a November 14, 2020 text from Ginni Thomas to Mark Meadows and it is about the election. It followed a text to Meadows from a week earlier that said:
“Do not concede. It takes time for the army who is gathering for his back.”
We now know that an army was gathering for Trump’s back. An Army that conspired to, and then assaulted the Capitol of the United States. Of course, the politically aware, of which Ginni Thomas must certainly be included, knew this army was gathering. Trump had asked one element of that army, the Proud Boys, to “stand by,” and the Proud Boys proudly responded that were.
While Ginni claims her work isn’t discussed with her husband, who could hear cases related to the election and January 6th defendants, the texts suggest otherwise. On November 19th Ginni Thomas texted to Meadows:
“You guys fold, the evil just moves fast down underneath you all. Lots of intensifying threats coming to ACB and others.”
ACB is clearly a reference to Amy Coney Barrett, the recently appointed Supreme Court Justice pushed through in a hastened manner by Senator McConnell. How would Ginni know of any such threats regarding Barrett that were not public then, and still are not now? But’s that not all, consider this from Ginni Thomas to Meadows on November 24th:
“Thank you!! Needed that! This plus a conversation with my best friend just now… I will try to keep holding on. America is worth it!”
Who is that “best friend” referred to? WaPo in its article says that in context that is not clear. However, I can say that if I used the term “best friend” to describe someone, I’d be referring to my spouse. In fact, Justice Thomas did once say about his wife that “My wife is my best friend.”
It should be noted that this incriminating evidence comes from texts from Ginni Thomas to just one person, Mark Meadows. A whole lot more to others might out there. Further, it may not include all the texts between even those two as Meadows claimed many were privileged.
This article suggests a whole lot of question about what Ginni Thomas, and her husband, were doing to overturn the election, and possibly even incite the violence we all saw. Those questions should at least be answered. If she is subpoenaed to do so will her husband at least recuse himself from that appeal?