Gov and Marriage

Everything you thought was happening behind the scenes during the Trumpian attempt to overturn the 2020 election was actually happening—with the caveat that it was all a lot worse than you imagined. And now we’ve learned that Ginni Thomas, wife of SCOTUS Justice Clarence, sent at least 29 text messages to Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, in an unhinged effort to push the team to somehow invalidate America’s free and fair presidential election. Ginni’s full-throated support of the big lie included gems like this: “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.” The courtship of Clarence and Ginni is none of our business, but the Court is, and in this case, the groom is wearing a judge’s robe and the bride is wearing her divorced-from-reality views on her sleeve. Our union is supposed to be stronger than theirs. The heart wants what the heart wants, but so does the Constitution. At the very least, Justice Thomas should match his wife’s irreconcilable differences with the electoral system with a conscious uncoupling from any case related January 6th and the big lie. But, alas, it’s too late for that. “This January, Clarence Thomas was the sole dissenter in a proceeding in which Trump asked the Court to stop the House investigative committee from obtaining records of his communications relating to efforts to subvert the 2020 election results.” From Jane Meyer in The New Yorker: Legal Scholars Are Shocked By Ginni Thomas’s ‘Stop the Steal’ Texts. Aside from the matters of law and judicial ethics, it’s deeply concerning how high up the chain the crackpot conspiracy theories and rabid religious beliefs traveled. Little did we know that when Clarence and Ginni’s marriage was consummated, the whole country would be getting screwed. Maybe Supreme Court appointments should come with a prenup.

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