After the Supreme Court majority ruling refused to take up a case relating to Pennsylvania expanding access to mail-in voting and thereby putting a final nail in the “election was stolen” narrative, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissent echoing a number of talking points supported by his wife, Ginni, who vocally supported the January 6th rally that incited the domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol.
As Raw Story points out, Ginni Thomas cheered on the insurrectionist crowd via Twitter; two days later she added an addendum to her encouraging tweets saying that they were posted prior to the violence occurring. A vocal supporter of Donald Trump, Ginni Thomas has enjoyed access to the Oval Office unparalleled by other spouses of Supreme Court justices throughout history.
Clarence Thomas, for his part, picked up his wife’s talking points about the Pennsylvania courts expanding access to mail-in voting during the pandemic, saying that he was (paraphrasing) “just asking questions” about the propriety of the change made by Pennsylvania courts.
“That decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election. But that may not be the case in the future. These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle. The refusal to do so is inexplicable,” Thomas wrote in his opinion.
Prompting people to call for an investigations into her, Ginni Thomas has come under fire in recent months for a series of actions that leveraged access to the Supreme Court, including blasting emails out to an email list of her husbands current and former clerks to vote for Donald Trump, which included many debunked conspiracy theories. In the past, the Thomases have failed to reported hundreds of thousands of dollars in income Ginni Thomas obtained working with conservative advocacy groups who had cases before the Supreme Court on which her husband sat.