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Ginni Thomas Apologizes to Husband’s Clerks For Riot Day Messages

Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife, Virginia (“Ginni”), has been the most unusual Supreme Court spouse. Most others have stayed out of politics so as not to complicate life for the spouse on the bench. She, however, continued her conservative activism long after her husband put on the black robe.

Now she seems to have recognized it isn’t a good look to have expressed her support for Trump rally attendees who turned into Trump rioters on Jan. 6. On the morning of the rally she posted this on her Facebook: “Watch MAGA crowd today best with Right Side Broadcasting, and then C-Span for what Congress does starting at 1:00 PM today. LOVE MAGA people!!!!”

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She deleted that post, of course, but the damage was already done. Her post caused a rift among them post-insurrection and Ginni has now apologized to them, reports The Washington Post.

“I owe you all an apology. I have likely imposed on you my lifetime passions,” Thomas, recently wrote to a private Thomas Clerk World email list of people who have worked on her husband’s staff over his three decades on the bench.

“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.”

A member of the group who is upset with her pro-Trump social media messages shared a sampling of them with The Post. Several former clerks confirmed that discord in the online group had been non-existent until Ginni Thomas’s comments circulated. The clerks spoke to the newspaper on the condition of anonymity because it is a private listserv.

One of her messages in the forum was particularly controversial. “Many of us are hurting, after leaving it all on the field, to preserve the best of this country,” she wrote. “I feel I have failed my parents who did their best and taught me to work to preserve liberties.”



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