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Ginni Thomas fires back at critics calling on Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself over her activism

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Ginni Thomas fired back at critics claiming her presence at the Jan. 6 protest before the rioting meant her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, needed to recuse himself from any cases involving the disturbance.

Some on the left have called for Justice Thomas to recuse himself, or even resign, based on accusations that his wife was a part of the planning of the rioting at the Jan. 6 demonstration.

She vehemently denied those accusations and criticized the rioting in an in-depth interview with the Washington Free Beacon.

"Like so many married couples, we share many of the same ideals, principles, and aspirations for America," she said. "But we have our own separate careers, and our own ideas and opinions too. Clarence doesn't discuss his work with me, and I don't involve him in my work."

Ginni Thomas also said that she left the protest early on Jan. 6 because it was cold.

"I was disappointed and frustrated that there was violence that happened following a peaceful gathering of Trump supporters on the Ellipse on Jan. 6," she said in the interview. "There are important and legitimate substantive questions about achieving goals like electoral integrity, racial equality, and political accountability that a democratic system like ours needs to be able to discuss and debate rationally in the political square. I fear we are losing that ability."

She directly denied accusations made that she had nothing to do with the planning for the event.

"I played no role with those who were planning and leading the Jan. 6 events," Ginni Thomas said. "There are stories in the press suggesting I paid or arranged for buses. I did not. There are other stories saying I mediated feuding factions of leaders for that day. I did not."

She went on to say she wouldn't let criticism curtail her activism.

"If you are going to be true to yourself and your professional calling, you can never be intimidated, chilled, or censored by what the press or others say," she concluded.

Here's more about Clarence Thomas:

Clarence Thomas: Important to be exposed to range of ideas www.youtube.com

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