Ginni Thomas’s Involvement in the January Sixth Insurrection

By Tanveer Kaur

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas is an American lawyer, Conservative activist, and most notably the spouse of Clarence Thomas, the longest serving Supreme Court Justice. She has recently come under fire for her involvement with the January Sixth Insurrection.


As the House Select Committee ramps up its investigation leading upto the midterms this fall, they’ve uncovered new text messages from Thomas to Former White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, advocating for the election to be overturned. The texts range in dates from November 2020 to January 2021.


The first text message reads “Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!! … You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History.” That message was sent on November 10th, 2020. Meadows responded with the following: “I will stand firm. We will fight until there is no fight left. Our country is too precious to give up on. Thanks for all you do.”


Thomas in the past few months has made public her attendance at the “Stop the Steal” rally just before the insurrection on January Sixth. However, she denies her involvement in the insurrection or in planning the rally itself.


Over the next three months, Ginni Thomas was in constant contact with Meadows, giving words of encouragement and pushing for election decertification.


The contact between the two is significant. As Ginni Thomas has presented herself as a staunch supporter of former President Trump’s election lies, it has created a conflict of interest for her husband’s work on the Supreme Court. Legal ethicists and Congress are now questioning his level of impartiality; many are calling upon Thomas to recuse himself in all cases involving January Sixth. It is important to note that Justice Clarence Thomas was the sole dissenting vote in a case rejecting Trump's request to retain information and key documents from the House Select Committee.