This is insane.
Justice Clarence Thomas is facing ethical questions following recent reports that Thomas’s wife made an asserted effort to assist in overturning former President Donald Trump’s electoral defeat.
The Supreme Court Justice is under intense scrutiny after he refused to step aside from cases related to Trump’s electoral defeat.
In the weeks after the 2020 election, Virginia Thomas, the Supreme Court Justice’s wife, exchanged numerous text messages with Mark Meadows, then-White House Chief of Staff. The text messages infer that she was strategizing how to bypass the election results to install Trump as President despite his loss to President Joe Biden.
In the text message, Thomas described the result as “obvious fraud” and “the greatest heist of our history.”
The most recent scrutiny on Justice Thomas follows a report by The Washington Post and CBS, which came after Virginia Thomas revealed in an interview that she participated in “Stop the Steal,” a pro-Trump rally before the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
It was also during that time that Justice Thomas refused to recuse himself from several legal challenges that contested the 2020 election results.
The Supreme Court Justice was also the only Justice to vote in opposition to the ruling that enabled the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attacks to obtain Trump’s White House records.
Following the release of the report, Gabe Roth, executive director of Fix the Court, a left-leaning advocacy group, stated the revelations show “Justice Thomas must recuse from any Supreme Court cases or petitions related to the Jan. 6 Committee or efforts to overturn the election.”
Roth elaborated on his statements about Justice Thomas recusing himself. He stated that Virginia Thomas’s involvement in “odious anti-democracy work, coupled with the new reporting that seems to indicate she may have spoken to Justice Thomas about it, leads to the conclusion that the Justice’s continued participation in cases related to these efforts would only further tarnish the court’s already fading public reputation.”