Sign the petition: Justice Clarence Thomas must resign
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife advocated for the overthrow of the government.
Ginni Thomas wasn’t just posting on MAGA message boards about “stopping the steal.” She was lobbying Republican state lawmakers in Arizona—29 of them—to throw out their state’s election and choose their own, pro-Trump, presidential electors. She maintained text communications with then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about the need to overturn the election, sending him conspiracy theory videos and texts like, “Do not concede. It takes time for the army who is gathering for [Trump’s] back.”
Ginni Thomas will now go before the January 6 committee to answer to her coup participation.
Meanwhile, Justice Thomas continues to rule on Supreme Court cases that directly impact the insurrection aftermath, including Donald Trump’s attempt to block the Jan. 6 committee from getting White House documents. In fact, Thomas was the only justice to dissent on that case.
This is hardly the first time Clarence Thomas failed to recuse himself when he faced obvious conflicts of interest. In 2000, he joined the majority in Bush v. Gore, handing the presidency to George W. Bush while his wife was actively aiding Bush’s transition team. In 2012, he participated in the first challenge to the Affordable Care Act even though his wife was being paid to lobby against it and to seek its repeal. And in 2017, he ruled to uphold Trump’s cruel Muslim ban while Ginni Thomas received funding from one of the organizations that urged the court to uphold it.
Ginni Thomas’ behavior is causing a conflict of interest to what is supposed to be an impartial Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas' failure to recuse himself warrants immediate investigation and heightened alarm – he obviously cannot be impartial. He must resign immediately in order to maintain any impartiality in the highest court of the land.Sign the petition: Justice Clarence Thomas is riddled with conflicts of interest. He must resign immediately.