Unsatisfied with a benign Supreme Court confirmation hearing this week, the left is suddenly apoplectic about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife’s politics.
Rep. Ilhan Omar took to Twitter late Thursday to demand Thomas be impeached after 30 years on the bench because his wife, Ginni, sent some questionable text messages 14 months ago.
Clarence Thomas needs to be impeached https://t.co/ZuZbxkMaYs
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 25, 2022
In the Minneapolis and Washington D.C. bubble, apparently a renowned justice is responsible for his wife’s political beliefs.
Ginni was indeed active in the Tea Party movement and an open supporter of former President Donald Trump. She also opposed Obamacare a decade ago, leading Democrats to inanely demand that Thomas recuse himself from any hearings about the law.
But earlier this month, Ginni explained she and her husband keep their professional lives separate.
Her involvement in conservative politics has no bearing on her husband’s ability to do his job. Put simply, Justice Thomas should not be held accountable for his spouse’s activism or rhetoric.
“A wife or husband is an independent person, and they make up their own minds what their career is going to be,” Justice Stephen Breyer said in 2011.
As for background, shortly after the 2020 election, Ginni Thomas reportedly asked then-chief of staff Mark Meadows to publicize alleged voter fraud to overturn Biden’s victory.
Her text messages are somewhat conspiratorial, but the left’s argument that her messages are directly related to a Supreme Court case involving National Archives documents about the Jan. 6 riots lacks evidence.
Even the Washington Post reported Thursday that Ginni’s messages were among the thousands of documents Meadows voluntarily handed over to the Jan. 6 committee. Put simpler, her messages were not among the documents Thomas ruled shouldn’t be released to the committee.
The attacks against Thomas continue a pathetic and bigoted generational campaign against a black justice, mostly because he thinks outside the approved progressive bubble.
Justice Samuel Chase is the only Supreme Court justice to be impeached, more than two centuries ago, though he was acquitted in the Senate. Thomas, who spent all week in a hospital bed, won’t be the second.
A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.