Here’s what we know…
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) has called for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign following the news of his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, emailing John Eastman, a conservative lawyer, who is central in the former President Trump’s efforts in 2020 to overturn the election results.
On Thursday, Pascrell said Thomas “cannot possibly be seen as a neutral actor,” and even went as far as calling him “a corrupt jurist.”
“Over the last few years, we have become numb to bad acts by powerful actors, but Clarence and Ginni Thomas have participated in one of the worst breaches of trust ever seen in our court system,” Pascrell said.
“Clarence Thomas cannot possibly be seen as a neutral actor but instead as a corrupt jurist who has poisoned the High Court. Clarence Thomas should have dignity and final respect for our democracy and resign,” he continued.
This came a day after the Washington Post reports on the House select committee investigations of Jan. 6, 2021, which showed the email correspondence between Ginni Thomas and Eastman. Details of the communication remain untold.
This evidence is only a part of the many reports that show the connection between Thomas and the efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential elections.
In March, it was also reported that Thomas had communicated by text with then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows regarding the effort to reverse the results.
Other reports have noted how she pushed 29 GOP state lawmakers in Arizona to select new presidential electors so that the results in that state could be reversed and Biden wouldn’t win the state.
The Jan. 6 committee has called for Thomas to speak with them. Thomas responded on Thursday saying, “I look forward to talking to them,” and “I can’t wait to clear up misconceptions.”