Thanks to clever manipulation by Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump was able to place 3 judges on the Supreme Court. And due to that fact, the Court now seems to be more partisan than ever before. A major example of this is the behavior of Ginni Thomas, the wife of Clarence Thomas.
Ginni Thomas regularly breaks court tradition by being heavily involved in politics, despite being the spouse of a judge. She serves on the board of alt-right college group Turning Point USA. And she was very vocal supporter of Trump’s election lies, posting a message to the insurrectionists on the morning of January 6th.
According to a report from the New Yorker’s Jane Meyer, even Trump thought Thomas was unhinged. He left it alone, though, because he wanted to stay in the good graces of her husband.
Meyer writes, “The White House meeting was held in the Roosevelt Room, and by all accounts it was uncomfortable. Thomas opened by saying that she didn’t trust everyone in the room, then pressed Trump to purge his Administration of disloyal members of the ‘deep state,’ handing him an enemies list that she and Groundswell had compiled.”
The report continued:
“One participant told me he’d heard that Trump had wanted to humor Ginni Thomas because he was hoping to talk her husband into retiring, thus opening up another Court seat. Trump, given his manifold legal problems, also saw Justice Thomas as a potentially important ally—and genuinely liked him. But the participant told me that the President considered Ginni Thomas ‘a wacko,’ adding, ‘She never would have been there if not for Clarence. She had access because her last name was Thomas.”
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