Some on the right are growing more concerned that Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is harming public opinion of the nation’s highest court with the extreme partisan views she keeps sharing on social media.
CNN and The Washington Post published separate reports in recent days highlighting Thomas's use of social media. She has in recent months shared posts on Facebook alleging Democrats committed voter fraud, claiming survivors of a mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school are a threat to the country, and that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was the subject of "false accusations" because he "threatens the elite."
The Post reported that Thomas's spread of baseless claims and conservative commentary has generated criticism from some who worry she is further politicizing the Supreme Court.
Deborah L. Rhode, a law professor and scholar of legal ethics at Stanford University, told the news outlet that "members of the Supreme Court and their families need to think about ways that their public conduct can affect popular trust."