Ginni Thomas Says She Regrets Post-Election Texts to Meadows
Virginia Thomas says she regrets texting the then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows following the 2020 Presidential Election. The text messages were especially concerning to many considering Thomas is married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In reference to the messages, Mrs. Thomas told the House January 6th Committee, “I would take them all back if I could today.” Thomas is a long time conservative activist, in the text messages referenced by the January 6th Committee Thomas pushed Meadows to stand with then-President Donald Trump as he made false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. Thomas made several negative comments about U.S. politics and went as far as to call the last presidential election a “heist.” Thomas recently told the January 6th Committee that she still feels there were inconsistencies in the 2020 election, but she does believe that Joe Biden is the President of the United States. In her voluntary interview with the House Committee, Thomas said that her status as the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas often “chilled” her post-election discussions with conservative advocacy groups; she also insisted that she was operating separately from her husband. Thomas repeated concerns about electoral fraud throughout her interview, but offered little evidence. Congresswoman Liz Cheney asked Thomas if she was aware that Trump’s own advisers, attorney general, and other administration officials had told him there was no fraud that would change the outcome of the election. “That was news to me, Congresswoman,” responded Thomas. However, Thomas went on to say that even if she had been aware of the lack of fraud, and the consensus among Trump administration officials, it would not have changed her views.