"Ginni Thomas Pressed Trump’s Chief of Staff to Overturn 2020 Vote, Texts Show" - NY Times
“The consequences of what she’s done is that I don’t think that Clarence Thomas can sit on any case involving, even remotely, the conduct of the election, the vote of Congress on Jan. 6, or any cases involving the Jan. 6 committee’s attempts to get information, including the committee’s efforts to get Eastman’s emails,” he said. “He must recuse himself, and should have recused himself in the cases that have been heard up to now.” - NY Times
Will Ted Cruz, who was endorsed for President by Ginni Thomas ask Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from such cases? What action, if any, will Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts take to enforce ethics at the Supreme Court?
A Power Map reveals connections, money and influences at play. This PowerMap created with the free Kumu app shows Ginni Thomas's connections to groups involved with arranging buses to the insurrection, right wing groups, dark money funders, Trump's inner circle and the Supreme Court.
This PowerMap is an updated version of the map published on March 20th to include news about her texts to Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and other members of Team Coup. Fortunately Kumu can handle thousands of connections and can easily handle Ginni's vast web of connections.
Attempt to overturn the vote
"Virginia Thomas, a conservative activist married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, repeatedly pressed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to pursue unrelenting efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in a series of urgent text exchanges in the critical weeks after the vote, according to copies of the messages obtained by The Washington Post and CBS News. The messages — 29 in all — reveal an extraordinary pipeline between Virginia Thomas, who goes by Ginni, and President Donald Trump’s top aide during a period when Trump and his allies were vowing to go to the Supreme Court in an effort to negate the election results.
On Nov. 10, after news organizations had projected Joe Biden the winner based on state vote totals, Thomas wrote to Meadows: “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.” Washington Post
Connie Hair - Judicial Watch connection
"Hair has worked for Judicial Watch, a litigious organization heavily funded by the hard-right Scaife Foundation that is currently suing the town of Herndon, Va., for funding a hiring hall for day laborers. Currently, she also is a paid consultant for the Washington-based Coalition for a Fair Judiciary ("the only grass-roots organization that stands in the gap between the judicial nominees and the vicious onslaught of the left") and a part-time director of communications for U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, Republican of Arizona. The National Journal recently ranked the congressman as the fifth most conservative in the House of Representatives." - Southern Poverty Law Center
Clarence Thomas - lone dissenter
"More recently came Ginni Thomas’s admission that she attended the Jan. 6, 2021, pre-insurrection “Stop the Steal” protest on the Ellipse. This isn’t itself a problem — except for the fact that the demonstrators hoped to interfere with congressional certification of Biden’s election. It’s worth noting that Clarence Thomas was the lone dissenter from the decision that forced Trump to comply with the House select committee’s inquiry into the Jan. 6 coup attempt. More than 800 people have been arrested or charged in connection to events that day. Ginni Thomas co-signed a petition to remove Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) from the Republican conference that criticized the House inquiry as a politically motivated witch hunt, which seems dangerously close to pot-and-kettle territory." - Washington Post
Kumu makes it easy to map connections
Kumu is a free app which let you map connections between people and organizations. I used it to trace the connections between Ginni Thomas and others in her network. Clicking on an element of the PowerMap reveals more details about that person such as text, links, images and videos. The map can grow with time as you can see between the initial map of Ginni Thomas and the new expanded map. Get pro bono help with maps for social justice and voting rights causes here.
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TakeAway: Sunshine is the best disinfectant. Protect the integrity of the Supreme Court by rooting out ethics concerns and partisan rulings.
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