Clarence Thomas’s wife apologizes to husband’s clerks for supporting Trump election conspiracies 


Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife Ginni apologizes to her husband’s law clerks for creating a rift with her outspoken support for Trump

  • Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist and lobbyist, is a fervent Trump supporter
  • On the morning of January 6 she posted of her ‘love’ for ‘MAGA people’
  • She praised those ‘standing up’ to protest what she says was a stolen election
  • Thomas later clarified that the posts were made before the Capitol insurrection
  • Thomas’ comments upset members of an email group of her husband’s clerks 
  • She said she did not want her views to ‘divide’ them and apologized for any hurt
  • ‘My passions and beliefs are likely shared with the bulk of you, but certainly not all,’ she wrote in the email to her husband’s team 
  • It is unusual for the spouse of a Supreme Court justice to be involved in politics 

The wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas has apologized to his clerks after she backed Donald Trump’s election fraud conspiracy theories in the run up to the deadly Capitol riot.

Ginni Thomas, a conservative lobbyist and fervent Trump supporter, has enthusiastically embraced outlandish ideas spread by the former president’s followers.

She frequently railed on Facebook against a ‘coup’ against Trump led by Jewish philanthropist George Soros, according to Slate, and promoted a series of unsubstantiated corruption claims against Joe Biden.

In one post on her now-private page, she posted, on the morning of January 6, a story about the crowd gathering for the Stop the Steal Trump rally.

‘LOVE MAGA people!’ she said. ‘GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU STANDING UP or PRAYING!’

Ginni Thomas, pictured with her husband in 2019, has long been a conservative lobbyist

Ginni Thomas, pictured with her husband in 2019, has long been a conservative lobbyist

Thomas later appended an apparent disclaimer that said, ‘[Note: written before violence in US Capitol],’ according to Mark Joseph Stern of Slate.com, who first wrote about the posts.

Her posts apparently upset some on the private Thomas Clerk World email list, which comprises her husband’s staff over his three decades on the bench.

She has recently apologized, The Washington Post reported.

‘I owe you all an apology. I have likely imposed on you my lifetime passions,’ she wrote.

‘My passions and beliefs are likely shared with the bulk of you, but certainly not all.

‘And sometimes the smallest matters can divide loved ones for too long. Let’s pledge to not let politics divide THIS family, and learn to speak more gently and knowingly across the divide.’

Ginni Thomas married Clarence in 1987: he was appointed by George H.W. Bush in 1991

Ginni Thomas married Clarence in 1987: he was appointed by George H.W. Bush in 1991

Clarence Thomas (R) administers the oath of office to Amy Coney Barrett in October

Clarence Thomas (R) administers the oath of office to Amy Coney Barrett in October

Clarence Thomas is pictured with fellow justice, Stephen Breyer, in June 2017

Clarence Thomas is pictured with fellow justice, Stephen Breyer, in June 2017

Most Supreme Court spouses stay out of politics.

She, however, was active in conservative causes before she met Clarence Thomas.

They married in 1987, before he was on the bench.

Justice Thomas, a conservative member of the court, was nominated by George H.W. Bush in 1991.



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