Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife sent a series of texts to a top aide of then-President Donald Trump pushing to overturn the 2020 presidential election, a new report claims.
Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas allegedly exchanged 29 texts with former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in the weeks after Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden, The Washington Post and CBS News reported.
The texts came as the former president’s team said it was ready to go all the way to the Supreme Court to contest the election result, leading up to and after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol that temporarily disrupted Congress’ certification of Biden’s win over Trump.
“Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!” Thomas wrote in Nov. 10, 2020 message after most media outlets called the election for Biden, according to the 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.”
Thomas never mentions her husband or the court in the messages, which were among the more than 2,300 turned over by Meadows to the House select committee investigating the riot, the Post said.
But the messages allegedly include her making reference to “The Biden crime family” and urging Meadows to continue the fight. A final message sent four days after Jan. 6 laments what Thomas calls “the end of Liberty.”
On Nov. 5, 2020, two days after Election Day, Thomas wrote to Meadows “Do not concede,” according to the report.
“Biden crime family & ballot fraud co-conspirators (elected officials, bureaucrats, social media censorship mongers, fake stream media reporters, etc) are being arrested & detained for ballot fraud right now & over coming days, & will be living in barges off GITMO to face military tribunals for sedition,” Thomas wrote in a message on the same day.
Meadows replied that he planned to “stand firm,” the report said. Of the texts reviewed by the Post and CBS News, 21 are from Thomas while eight are replies from Meadows. One of the messages apparently references a separate conversation with Jared, an apparent reference to Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Thomas apparently attended a “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 10 that preceded the riot at the Capitol, although she later said she left early and didn’t have any role in the event, the Post said. Still, four days later, she texted Meadows expressing disappointment with then-Vice President Mike Pence, who declined to block the certification of Biden’s win.
“We are living through what feels like the end of America,” Thomas wrote on Jan. 10, according to the Post.
“Most of us are disgusted with the VP and are in listening mode to see where to fight with our teams. Those who attacked the Capitol are not representative of our great teams of patriots for DJT!”
“Amazing times,” she added, according to the Post. “The end of Liberty.”
Justice Thomas later dissented when in February 2021 the Supreme Court rejected challenges to the election.
Meadows’ attorney declined comment on individual texts but told the Post and CBS the messages didn’t present “any legal issues.” The Thomases didn’t respond to a request for comment from the publications.
With Post wires