Clarence Thomas’ wife Ginni says she attended rally before Capitol riot
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, attended the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the deadly Capitol riot, she said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon.
Driving the news: Thomas, a well-known conservative activist, said she attended the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally held at the Ellipse in the morning, but was cold and left before the speech of former President Trump, where he told his supporters they should “fight like hell.” to disrupt the counting of the Electoral College.
What she says: “I was disappointed and frustrated that there was violence following a peaceful rally by Trump supporters on the Ellipse on January 6,” Thomas told The Beacon.
- “There are important and legitimate substantive questions about the achievement of goals such as electoral integrity, racial equality and political accountability that a democratic system like ours needs in order to be able to rationally discuss and debate in the political square. . I’m afraid we’re losing that ability.”
- Thomas said she “played no role with those planning and directing the January 6 events…There are articles in the press suggesting that I paid for or organized buses. I don’t I didn’t make leaders for that day. I didn’t.
- She also asked if her beliefs created a conflict of interest for her husband: “Like so many married couples, we share many of the same ideals, principles and aspirations for America… But we have our own separate careers, and our own ideas and opinions too Clarence does not discuss his work with me, and I do not involve him in my work.
Catch up fast: Both The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine ran stories alleging that Thomas played a bigger role in the Jan. 6 rally.
- Clarence Thomas has never recused himself from a case due to potential conflicts of interest with his wife’s activism, according to The Washington Post.