Clarence Thomas’s wife apologized to Supreme Court clerks following Capitol riots

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Thomas is an avid Trump supporter and conservative who would often post about her support for the former president via social media

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife has apologized for supporting the pro Donald Trump rally on Jan 6.

Virginia Thomas, also known as “Ginni,” wrote an email to her husband’s clerks apologizing for supporting the rally that opposed the certification of the Electoral College votes.

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“My passions and beliefs are likely shared with the bulk of you, but certainly not all. And sometimes the smallest matters can divide loved ones for too long,” said Thomas in a private listserv email obtained by The Washington Post. “Let’s pledge to not let politics divide THIS family, and learn to speak more gently and knowingly across the divide.”

She also said “I owe you all an apology. I have likely imposed on you my lifetime passions.”

Thomas is an avid Trump supporter and conservative who would often post about her support for the former president via social media. In the email, she attempted to console staff who were upset about his defeat.

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“Many of us are hurting, after leaving it all on the field, to preserve the best of this country,” she wrote.

The morning of Jan. 6, she posted a message to Facebook.

“GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU STANDING UP or PRAYING,” she wrote and included a live stream of Trump’s rally.

She added the post was “written before the violence in the US Capitol.” Her Facebook page has since been taken down.

A staff writer at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern, caught some of Thomas’ posts and captioned them.

“On the morning of Jan. 6, Ginni Thomas—wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas—endorsed the protest demanding that Congress overturn the election, then sent her “LOVE” to the demonstrators, who violently overtook the Capitol several hours later,” he wrote. “She has not posted since.”

The justice is said to not be included in the group chat. The whistleblower who supplied the messages to The Post said: “Ginni does not speak for CT.”

Thomas did not comment on the leaked messages.

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