Ginni Thomas’ texts to Mark Meadows mentioned a GOP friend who also promoted the Big Lie: report
Ginni Thomas, who is married to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has been drawing a great deal of scrutiny over reports that after the 2020 presidential election, she urged then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to push for the election results to be overturned. And according to reporting in CNN, one of the people Ginni Thomas mentioned in her texts to Meadows was her friend Connie Hair — a Republican insider who was serving as chief of staff for Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas.
“In her now-infamous texts to Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, referred to Hair and claims about election fraud while urging Meadows to fight the election result,” journalists Katelyn Polantz and Andrew Kaczynski report on CNN’s website. “Around that same time, Hair’s boss, Gohmert, filed or supported two lawsuits challenging the election that eventually landed before the Supreme Court.”
The CNN reporters add, “Ginni Thomas’ years-long relationship with Hair, including social outings that Clarence Thomas attended, as well as her texting with Meadows, add another dimension to an ongoing debate over whether her husband should recuse himself from cases related to the 2020 election and the January 6 insurrection, especially when his wife is closely aligned to people who advocated overturning the election.”
After the 2020 presidential election, Hair wasn’t shy about promoting the Big Lie. Hair, in a November 21, 2020 post on Facebook, wrote, “Massive amounts of voter fraud in the big cities throughout the contested states. And the evidence has only just begun to hit the courts.”
Polantz and Kaczynski note that Hair has a long history of associating with the Thomases.
“The Thomases have kept in contact with Hair for years, according to several photos and messages shared on Facebook by Hair and others and obtained by CNN,” Polantz and Kaczynski explain. “In 2016, Hair posted about attending a Colbie Caillat concert, sending her thanks for a ‘fun’ evening to Ginni Thomas…. Hair has worked in Gohmert’s office since 2010, according to congressional staffing records. In 2017, she took a new round of pictures with Clarence and Ginni Thomas, this time inside the justice’s chambers. That day, January 20, 2017, Clarence Thomas had sworn in (Mike) Pence as vice president.”
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