The impeachment demands came in response to reports about text messages sent by his wife, Ginni Thomas, to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in which she implored him to fight for then-President Donald Trump while also claiming that the 2020 presidential election was replete with fraud.
Leftists argue that Thomas ought to have recused himself from issues related to the 2020 election and specifically, the probe into the Jan. 6 riot that took place on Capitol Hill, because of his wife’s alleged link to the incident. To that point, Ginni Thomas has said that she went to Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C., that day, but left before he began speaking because she got cold.
“‘I have a question for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats: Why haven’t you impeached Clarence Thomas yet?’” MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan tweeted. “I make the case in a new @MSNBC op-ed, using historical precedent & basic political common sense, for why Dems should impeach Justice Thomas.”