Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) is calling for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign in connection to the involvement of Clarence’s wife, Ginni, in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election outcome.
Ginni got in touch with a variety of key individuals in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election; that list includes then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, and it’s now been revealed to also include then-Trump lawyer John Eastman. Eastman formulated and helped push proposed plans by which then-VP Mike Pence could supposedly block the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. An initial report from The Washington Post didn’t reveal the contents of Ginni’s communications with Eastman. Pascrell said as follows:
‘Last night, we read yet more reports that the wife of the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court was actively conspiring with Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the election and overthrow American democracy. And while she was doing all this, her husband, Justice Thomas, was hearing litigation related to the 2020 election at the High Court. Public confidence in our nation’s highest court is at its lowest levels in generations. The American people rightly question whether rightwing jurists in our federal courts can adjudicate the law impartially.’
The U.S. Supreme Court was repeatedly approached in the aftermath of the 2020 elections for help with putting a stop to Biden’s victory, although that never worked out. And now, there’s a solution for the problems posed by Clarence and Ginni’s corruption. Pascrell added:
‘Over the last few years, we have become numb to bad acts by powerful actors, but Clarence and Ginni Thomas have participated in one of the worst breaches of trust ever seen in our court system. Clarence Thomas cannot possibly be seen as a neutral actor but instead as a corrupt jurist who has poisoned the High Court. Clarence Thomas should have dignity and final respect for our democracy and resign.’
Inbox: Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell calls on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign over new reporting about Ginni Thomas.
"Clarence Thomas cannot possibly be seen as a neutral actor but instead as a corrupt jurist who has poisoned the High Court." pic.twitter.com/NnvMOUDd3e
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 16, 2022
Ginni may finally speak with the House committee investigating the Capitol riot in the near future. “We think it’s time that we, at some point, invite her to come talk to the committee,” panel chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) recently stated. He explained that committee members have “discovered in those Eastman [emails] some information that refers to Ginni Thomas.” An invitation for Ginni’s testimony already went out. “We have sent Ms. Thomas a letter asking [her] to come and talk to the committee,” Thompson added Thursday. Ginni is willing to do it: “I can’t wait to clear up misconceptions. I look forward to talking to them,” Ginni said, although she’s obviously not exactly a good source for “clearing up misconceptions,” considering her previously documented, avowed belief in falsehoods about the presidential election.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the vice chair of the January 6 committee in the House, is supportive of hearing from Ginni. Eastman claims his communications with Ginni were about an invitation to “give an update about election litigation to a group she met with periodically” — although Eastman obviously isn’t a particularly reliable source either. Eastman clerked for Clarence Thomas in the 1990s, so a connection was pre-existent.