Republican senator suggests Justice Thomas could have ‘issues’ with Jan. 6 SCOTUS cases

Ginni Thomas, the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has been the latest target of angry, triggered leftists due to her involvement with conservative activism, namely a number of texts she apparently sent to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

While most Republicans have dismissed the issue, that’s starting to change. According to Breitbart, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) revealed during an interview on Sunday that he believes Justice Thomas could find himself in an awkward situation involving any future cases related to Jan. 6. 

Portman’s assertion that Thomas could face an “issue” should that happen came after NBC’s Chuck Todd asked him about the text messages Ginni Thomas sent on that day.

The controversy continues as liberals demand the impeachment of Justice Thomas due to his wife’s history of activity within conservative political circles.

Portman’s opinion

Todd quizzed the Ohio Republican on the situation involving her text messages to Meadows, asking, “I’m curious, given the prescient that Loretta Lynch, attorney general, when she recused herself after a tarmac course against President Clinton, and then against Hillary Clinton. Is that something the judge should recuse himself on those cases?”

“I respect his opinion on that. I don’t know if he’ll have the specific issue come before him about those records. That might be one where he’ll consider that,” Portman said.

He added: “Look, he has a lot of integrity, and I think he’ll make that decision. I don’t think what your spouse says should recuse you, whether it’s in the Legislative Branch or the Judicial Branch. That would be a new precedent.”

“But I do think that if a case comes before you and it’s exactly on point, again, again as to probable records and whether they should be made available, that that might be an issue where he would think about it. He’s going to make that decision, and he has the right to do it.”

Given the number of people charged for various levels of involvement on Jan. 6 at the Capitol last year, it’s not implausible that Thomas might have to rule on such a case in the future.

The text messages

As ABC News reported, Ginni Thomas sent a number of texts on Jan. 6 that caused liberal activists to call for consequences, or at the very least, Justice Thomas’ recusal in certain related cases.

“Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!” Thomas wrote to Meadows on Nov. 10, after the results had come in. “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.”

That and a number of additional messages were obtained by the Jan. 6 House Select Committee, though it’s unclear what they intend to do with the messages as it relates to their investigation.