by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
The left has expressed a special hatred for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for decades. Thomas stands for everything our elites hate: free speech, due process, fair elections, and every individual right in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Paradoxically, the left seems to find this especially galling because he is the descendant of slaves.
But for all these decades, they haven’t been able to get him. Cue House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s show trial masquerading as an investigation of a three-hour protest at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. It was a protest that got out of hand when the Capitol Police took the most peculiar step of opening the Capitol doors wide to the protesters.
And who is the congressional committee’s scapegoat of choice for the J6 star chamber? Thomas’s wife, Ginni. Interestingly, PolitiFact concluded that there is no evidence Mrs. Thomas had anything to do with organizing the Jan. 6 protests. So the committee and its media cohorts have been on a propagandistic fishing expedition.
For example, they located some text messages with then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in which Thomas expressed concerns about the 2020 electoral process. They dug up emails in which she asked Trump lawyer John Eastman to provide updates on what was going on with election litigation. And so on. They’ll keep trying to cobble together their desired picture. In the end, they’ll just make it all up (a specialty of Rep. Adam Schiff’s, D-Calif.)
So, since they haven’t been able to destroy Justice Thomas after years of trying, they hope to get to him through his wife. It’s a sickening tactic, one reflecting the worst of totalitarian regimes, including Joseph Stalin’s Russia and Mao Zedong’s China.