Clarence Thomas’ wife spoke at a conservative meeting featuring the founders of Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group involved in the Capitol riots.


Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas sits with his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas while waiting for a lecture at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC on October 21, 2021.

Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas sits with his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas while waiting for a lecture at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC on October 21, 2021.Drew Angeler / Getty Images

  • The wife of Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas has a relationship with the right-wing group, New Yorker report.

  • The founders of Oath Keepers were introduced at an event co-sponsored by Virginia Thomas.

  • Earlier this month, Stewart Rose was charged with sedition in connection with the Capitol riots.

The wife of Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas co-sponsored a banquet as part of a symposium featuring the founders of Oath Keepers. New Yorker report.

In a story released on Friday, Jane Mayer elaborated on the relationship between Virginia “Genie” Thomas and a conservative group.

In her connection Stewart Rose, Established a radical militia group in 2009.The prosecutor said earlier Oath Keepers planned an attack on the Capitol and trained in the weeks prior to January 6, 2021.

Conservative activist and lawyer Thomas co-sponsored Remember the Ladies Banquet at the 2010 Liberty XPO & Symposium. Explained As “the biggest conservative training event in history,” alongside President Kimberly Fletcher of Moms for America.

The symposium also featured Rhodes, who was arrested earlier this month. Indicted for incendiary conspiracy In connection with the parliamentary riots. His arrest and prosecution was the first time a federal prosecutor had charged sedition against anyone in an investigation into the siege of the Capitol. He pleaded not guilty.

Rhodes reported that Thomas was just one of many links between the right-wing extremists and the January 6 riots.

For example, Fletcher, who co-sponsored a banquet with Thomas, made two speeches the day before the riots, spreading the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen by former President Donald Trump.

New Yorker’s report on Thomas’ relationship between the right-wing group and those involved in the Capitol riots comes shortly after the Supreme Court. The House Select Commission on January 6 denies Trump’s request to prevent him from obtaining presidential records for their investigation.

Judge Clarence Thomas, Thomas’s husband, voted the only negative vote. According to the New Yorker, Thomas is also involved in the parties in which the proceedings were filed before her husband in the Supreme Court.

Bruce Green, a professor at Fordham University who specializes in legal ethics, told Mayer that the emergence of Thomas’ political activity affected the perception of justice and was “terrible.”

“They look like a political hack group of moms and pop, where she does political things and he judges,” Green said.

Insiders sought comment from Thomas, the Supreme Court, Fletcher, and Rhodes lawyers.

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