Did “Stop the Steal” Reach the Supreme Court?

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New investigations show that Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pushed hard to overturn the 2020 election.

  • Justices of the Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States, have since the country’s founding avoided overt partistan activities in order to uphold notions of judicial impartiality.
  • The tradition has even extended to the spouses of judges. But Virginia Thomas, the wife of current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has dramatically upended this precedent.
  • It was long known that Virginia Thomas is a strident conservative activist. But recent investigations show how hard she pushed to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
  • A Washington Post/CBS investigation found she sent 21 messages to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows falsely claiming that the election was stolen and urging him to act to negate the result.
  • This occurred while President Trump was calling on the Supreme Court to help to “Stop the Steal.” This raises questions about Justice Thomas’s ability to rule impartially in election-related cases.
  • Justice Thomas is now facing demands that he recuse himself from cases involving the 2020 election and the Jan 6. attack on the Capitol. The reputation of the Supreme Court may be at stake.
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