Virginia “Ginni” Thomas apparently does not realize (a) that she is married to a Supreme Court justice, (b) that her activities reflect poorly on him, or (c) is so determined to do her dirt that she does not care. It is disturbing to find that she is so deeply, directly involved in the efforts to overthrow the 2020 election. Likely, she never expected the information to come to light since it involves text messages to Mark Meadows, but she should have thought more carefully about what she was doing. It is one thing to be an “activist” and to fight for one’s beliefs; however, her beliefs-and those of many others-were influenced by far-right conspiracy theorists and were simply not true. It is puzzling that an otherwise seemingly intelligent woman would fall for such nonsense but fall she did.
Both CBS News and the Washington Post obtained copies of Thomas’ text messages, which Meadows turned over to the House Select Committee as part of its quest for documents. Thomas was apparently one of the first to text Meadows about stopping President Biden from assuming office. According to Axios, as soon as President Biden was projected to win, Thomas texted Meadows: “Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!! . . . The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History.” No, the majority did not know such rubbish. Most Americans believe in our election system, and only those who did not get what they wanted began to sow seeds of mistrust in a system that has served our country well for decades. But it gets worse.
For these people to consider themselves “good over evil,” as reported by Axios, is a joke. There is nothing good about sowing seeds of mistrust that are based on conspiracy theories. To make matters worse, Axios reported that Thomas wanted Sidney Powell to be the “lead and face” of the legal team. By now, we all know how far out in proverbial left field Sidney Powell is and to suggest she lead anything other than a parade to the looney bin is ridiculous. One can only wonder if Ginny Thomas belongs there with her. While Meadows’ attorney confirmed the text messages to WaPo and CBS, he claimed that “nothing about the text messages presents any legal issues.” That statement is arguably incorrect. These people conspired to overturn a free and fair election, and that certainly presents “legal issues.”
WaPo reported that Thomas and Meadows exchanged 29 text messages. Never in the history of this country have we seen such a ridiculous reaction to losing an election. Even during the controversial Bush/Gore contest, while people might have been upset, no one certainly went to this level of ignorance. Because Meadows stopped cooperating after turning over these text messages, the Committee believes there are likely even more. Even if, as Thomas claims, her husband does not get involved in her activities, there is such a thing a perception, and that does not help her husband one bit.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years