Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was released from a D.C. hospital Friday (March 25) following a week-long stay. The 73-year-old high court judge was checked into the Sibley Memorial Hospital last week after experiencing flu-like symptoms.
His release comes after the January 6 Committee obtained text messages between his wife, Ginni Thomas, and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, following the 2020 Election.
Multiple outlets reported that Ginni Thomas –– who has ties to right wing organizations and admitted to participating in the "Stop the Steal" rally –– repeatedly pressured Meadows to overturn the election results. Now Clarence Thomas' lack of recusal from a key January 6-related case is coming under fire as calls for him to step down grow louder.
"Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!! ... You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America's constitutional governance at the precipice," one message from November 10, 2020 reads, according to CNN. "The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History."
The Committee has a total of 29 messages Thomas exchanged with Meadows in which she kept pushing Meadows to further the lies about mass voter fraud in the days, weeks, and even months after the election was called in favor of Joe Biden.
As far as that key January 6-related SCOTUS ruling, Clarence Thomas was the only justice to dissent on allowing Donald Trump's records to be released to the House Committee investigating the deadly riot. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota said Thomas needs to be impeached from the bench over the messages.