Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government watchdog organization, is continuing to seek the removal of Ginni Thomas from a board overseeing various funds at the Library of Congress. Having been selected for the role when former President Donald Trump was still in office, she now serves as a member of the Trust Fund Board at the Library of Congress, where she can have a say in the handling of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Thomas is the wife of current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Ginni infamously helped push the Trump team (through key contact Mark Meadows) to further its fight against the 2020 election results. She also participated in pressure campaigns that targeted state legislators in key locales, and though those efforts featured the support of many others as well, Ginni’s prominence would have automatically increased the weight of her remarks pushing for action.
“1. Ginni Thomas texted Mark Meadows not to concede: “it takes time for the army who is gathering for [Trump’s] back,”” CREW wrote in a Tuesday post. “2. She pushed for Sidney Powell to be “the lead & the face” of Trump’s legal team. 3. She shouldn’t be on the Library of Congress board.”
President Joe Biden has already removed others selected by Trump for positions across the federal government. Mehmet Oz, otherwise known as Dr. Oz, and Herschel Walker were both picked by Trump for a presidential board on fitness, and Biden removed them. (Both also subsequently lost races for Senate to Democrats.)
Elsewhere, Ginni and Clarence also are the subjects of mounting concern because of their financial ties to various wealthy outsiders, having been the beneficiaries of pricey hospitality for many years and in many forms, from yacht trips to VIP access for a sporting event. With much of this having gone unreported by the Thomases themselves, the concern lies with the potential development of a conflict of interest behind the decisions Clarence makes that could affect hundreds of millions of Americans. Some have clamored for Clarence to resign from the Supreme Court.
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1. Ginni Thomas texted Mark Meadows not to concede: “it takes time for the army who is gathering for [Trump’s] back.”
2. She pushed for Sidney Powell to be “the lead & the face” of Trump’s legal team.
3. She shouldn’t be on the Library of Congress board. https://t.co/Z5yw38q77S
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) August 22, 2023