The Supreme Court justice criticized people “becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don’t like.”
This level of hypocrisy by Thomas would be laugh-out-loud funny if it were not so serious in terms of the real impact upon Americans.
Then, there’s Thomas’ hypocrisy with respect to the actions of his wife, Ginni Thomas, after the 2020 election, and in the days before and after the January 6 protests and attack on the Capitol.
She texted at the time, “Most of us are disgusted with the VP and are in a listening mode to see where to fight with our teams.” She concluded by saying the election result marked “the end of Liberty.” Talk about “becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes” and “not living with the outcomes we don’t like.”
Ginni Thomas also recently admitted to attending, although she said she was not involved in planning, the January 6 rally that saw thousands of Trump supporters gather in Washington, DC, at Trump’s urging to “Stop the Steal.”
Thomas’ remarks are not about a “free society,” “bullying” or respect for the law by “the young.” This is Thomas — like many on the right — slamming tactics that don’t further his own agenda. It’s bad enough that politicians embrace this mentality, but far worse when members of the highest court in the land do it.
Thomas’ words erode the concept of an independent judiciary that guards all our rights — and replace it with a Supreme Court that is simply part of the GOP political apparatus. And that is undisputedly not good for a “free society.”