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Judge Clarence Thomas is the company he keeps

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson are both married to white spouses. That’s pretty much where their similarities end.

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s husband, Patrick G. Jackson, recently made headlines for wearing socks that had images of former presidents in them during this week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Meanwhile, Judge Clarence Thomas’ wife, Ginni Thomas, is being dragged across the country for her newly revealed attempts to overturn the election results for duly-elected President Joe Biden.

In a report thursday night outCBS News and the Washington Post obtained dozens of text messages between Ginni Thomas and then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows urging him to overturn the 2020 election results. over several weeks leading up to the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.

Notably, as a conservative activist, Ginni Thomas has previously admitted she attended the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally before it descended into violence. Yet his efforts to get Meadows to find a way to void the election came at the same time President Trump was seeking to take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, where Ginni’s husband, Justice Clarence Thomas, sits. . This represents an incredible conflict of interest at the highest level of the country.

United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas / Via

You are the company you keep

CBS News noted that none of the text messages between Ginni Thomas and Mark Meadows made reference to her husband or the Supreme Court. However, what makes the issue even more blatantly unethical is the fact that when Trump attempted to withhold documents from January 6. Committee investigating the insurrection, Judge Clarence Thomas was the only justice to vote for Trump.

While none of these actions are a direct violation of the law, with the Supreme Court’s public approval at its lowest point in more than 20 years, Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife are doing the court no favors. Court with their partisan shenanigans.

There’s an old saying, “You are the company you keep.”

Throughout judge-appointed Ketanji Brown Jackson’s multi-day confirmation hearings, Republicans have attacked her on everything from her conviction of child pornographers, her portrayal as a public defender of Guantanamo Bay detainees and critical race theory. , I guess because she is black?

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Judge Clarence Thomas should resign, join Ginni Thomas as a private citizen

Seeking to associate it with softness on crime, GOP senators showed their true colors when they attempted to tarnish Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s reputation before the nation. Yet Republicans are eerily silent on the association between Justice Clarence Thomas’ dissent in favor of Trump and his wife Ginni’s outlandish efforts to overthrow democracy. Shock.

Supreme Court nominee Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson remains a “harbinger of hope” for America, as Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) so passionately put it. Meanwhile, Judge Clarence Thomas and his wife appear to be out to destroy democracy.

To uphold democratic values ​​and preserve trust in the highest court in the land, the best thing Justice Clarence Thomas can do for the United States is take off his court robe, step off the bench and join his wife. Ginni at Trump’s upcoming rally.