Not too far back, I authored an opinion that Ginni Thomas’ involvement in the coup was tenuous at best. Yes, Ginni has connections to several of the plotters to steal 2020, but at the time I wrote it just didn’t sound like she had any actual clue as to what was being done, merely ideas about how it could be done.
John Eastman will go down as the chief plotter of the steal, and any of his foot soldiers will also go down for seditious conspiracy. But I still don’t see Ginni being one of them.
Now it has come to light that Ginni was very much convinced that the elector plot was going to work, even as it was on very shaky legal ground. And to that effect, she did contact family friend Republican Arizona State Representative Shawna Bolick, exhorting her to consider sending a false, or in Ginni’s words, “clean” slate of electors. This was November 9. Ginni received a response from Bolick the following day, advising Thomas to file a complaint if she had evidence of electoral fraud.
Ginni never did that. Why? Because she didn’t have it, just like all the other claimants that the elections were stolen. It took Ginni a month to re-contact Bolick, sending her a brief message telling her to view a fucking YouTube video as proof of a conspiracy, which we all know is an unimpeachable source of information. Well, we know that Bolick was unconvinced, because there was no elector fuckery to come from Arizona. She was probably one of many Republicans (Raffensperger of Georgia comes to mind) who were disappointed in the outcome of the election, but not willing to break the rules to achieve a desired result.
I have no doubt that Bolick received many other such requests from less prominent people. And it’s simply not a crime to contact a rep and say something’s wrong. But without evidence, all it is is conjecture. And Thomas didn’t have the goods and clearly wasn’t prepared to be a conspirator, she obviously got no marching orders from Eastman. Other lawyers were hard at work on that.
Ginni Thomas is a hyperactive, paranoid fretter, who from all communications I have seen from her paint her as simply a nut, a true believer convinced without evidence, like most faithful cultists. Those kinds of people are poison to a plot. I may be wrong in the end here, but I gotta see harder evidence than contact with a legislator with no follow up complaint.
Many are clamoring for further investigation of Virginia “Ginni” Thomas and what her role may have been in the January 6th insurrection. They’re ticked off at the J6 committee for not asking her to come in. They think a story has been killed because the “media” moved on.
Well, I hate to disappoint, that’s probably because there’s no “there” there.
Yes, Clarence Thomas made a colossally unethical decision not to recuse himself from a case where his wife’s activities, whatever they may have been, could to come to light. However, Thomas is without a doubt the worst member of the Court, a bootlicker through and through and maybe he just has a shit grasp of the law and is a moral degenerate. Those factors may have contributed him to being the lone dissenter. We shall never know, because we are not and never will be privy to Clarence and Ginni’s pillow talk.
Ugh. That was a gross mental picture.
Moving right along.
Internet sleuths have traced some of Ginni’s past to her involvement in a cult called Lifespring. Here’s some video of a young Ginni, after escaping the abusive group:
It’s my understanding that what cultists really crave is affiliation. And if Ginni Thomas’ history shows anything, it’s that she needed desperately to be affiliated with things. After her time in Lifespring, she got a good education and good jobs, eventually working for the Chamber of Commerce, the US Labor Department, and The Heritage Foundation. She married Clarence during her time at DOL. At Clarence’s hearings, it was brought up that Ginni’s post may have created a potential conflict of interest for him. No matter, he was confirmed despite the circus that surrounded his hearing.
Ginni became a lobbyist for various right-wing causes, again raising her profile and making people nervous about her conflicts of interest with her husband’s job. She found herself working at Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA, a known wackadoodle factory of lies and disinformation.
It was then that Ginni joined her next project, Groundswell, ostensibly fighting the evil of progressivism. Ginni would become “the Trump whisperer” in due time, feeding him conspiracies about the “deep state” and recommending who he should hire and fire.
“We all knew that within minutes after Ginni left her meeting with the president, he would start yelling about firing people for being disloyal,” a former senior-level Trump official told The Beast. “When Ginni Thomas showed up, you knew your day was wrecked.”
Cut to 2020. Thomas happily promoted the rally on January 6th, 2021. There was talk of her busing protestors to the rally, which turned out to be false. That would have been Kirk’s group Turning Point. She has told the press that she was in the crowd at the rally but left early because she was cold.
But what’s really got people curious about her involvement is that she texted Mark Meadows like a crazy person after the election and around January 6th. Now Meadows and Thomas are friends outside of work, so maybe commo between them was not all of an incendiary nature. Yet there are many texts that were:
“Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!! …You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice,” she wrote in one of the messages to Meadows on Nov. 10, shortly after Biden was projected to defeat Donald Trump. “The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History.”
In the messages, Ginni Thomas repeatedly pressed Meadows to reverse the 2020 election results, touting conspiracy theories about voter fraud and right-wing falsehoods about Biden and his family members.
“Do not concede,” she wrote Meadows on Nov. 6, 2020. “It takes time for the army who is gathering for his back.”
November 13: “Sidney Powell & improved coordination now will help the cavalry come and Fraud exposed and America saved.” (Sidney Powell was Mike Flynn’s attorney and a conspiracy theorist pursuing Trump’s bogus voter fraud claims throughout the country. None succeeded.)
November 19: “Sounds like Sidney and her team are getting inundated with evidence of fraud. Make a plan. Release the Kraken and save us from the left taking America down… You guys fold, the evil just moves fast down underneath you all.” (After the election, the far right used “Release the Kraken” as a catchphrase. It referred to the exposure of a massive voter fraud conspiracy that would have the force of a “Kraken”—a mythical giant sea monster.)
November 24: “If you all cave to the elites, you have to know that many of your 73 million feel like what Glenn [Beck] is expressing…”
When Meadows asked what Thomas meant, she answered, “I can’t see Americans swallowing the obvious fraud. Just going with one more thing with no frickin consequences… the whole coup and now this… we just cave to people wanting Biden to be anointed? Many of us can’t continue the GOP charade.”
Describing the effort to overturn the election, Meadows invoked God: “This is a fight of good versus evil. Evil always looks like the victor until the King of Kings triumphs. Do not grow weary in well doing. The fight continues. I have staked my career on it. Well at least my time in DC on it.”
Thomas responded, “Thank you!! Needed that! This plus a conversation with my best friend just now… I will try to keep holding on. America is worth it!”
Her best friend, according to sources, is her husband.
One last text, after the smoke cleared from the 6th.
January 10, 2021: “We are living through what feels like the end of America,” she wrote. “Most of us are disgusted with the VP and are in listening mode to see where to fight with our teams. Those who attacked the Capitol are not representative of our great teams of patriots for DJT!! Amazing times. The end of Liberty.”
She found another cult, the cult of Donald Trump. But do her hysterical texts suggest culpability or planning of J6? It doesn’t sound like she was in the know, as evidenced by the text above. In the end, Ginni Thomas is probably just a well-connected kook who is married to a SCOTUS justice. That’s all. The greater crime in all of this will be if Justice Thomas continues to adjudicate regarding J6 now that it is known that his wife was aware of all the little plots to wrest the election from Biden. Awareness does not equal conspiracy. Were it so, the dragnet in this country would be pretty fucking wide indeed.