Mitch McConnell says he has 'total confidence' in Justice Thomas' impartiality after it was revealed that his wife texted about overturning the 2020 election with Trump's chief of staff

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  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threw his support behind Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday.

  • On Thursday, it was revealed that Virginia Thomas and Mark Meadows texted about overturning the 2020 election.

  • Clarence Thomas dissented when the Supreme Court ruled that Trump had to turn over WH documents to the Jan. 6 committee.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that he believed in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' impartiality after it was revealed that his wife Ginni Thomas texted about overturning the 2020 election with then-President Donald Trump's White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

"Justice Thomas is a great American and an outstanding justice. I have total confidence in his brilliance and impartiality in every aspect of the work of the Court," McConnell said on Friday, according to CNN.

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot had obtained 29 text messages sent from November 2020 to January 2021 between Virginia "Ginni" Thomas and Mark Meadows.

In the explosive messages, Thomas shared QAnon-linked conspiracies and videos with Meadows and encouraged Trump's team not to concede, pushing Meadows to try to overturn the 2020 election after it had been called for then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

"Do not concede. It takes time for the army who is gathering for his back," Thomas wrote in one message to Meadows.

"Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History," she wrote in another.

The texts are part of a trove of thousands of communications that Meadows turned over to the committee before he stopped cooperating in December 2021.

Meadow's attorney and Ginni Thomas did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.

Ginni Thomas has been involved in conservative causes for decades, and recently told the Free Beacon that "Clarence doesn't discuss his work with me, and I don't involve him in my work."

When the Supreme Court rejected Trump's request in January to block the House January 6 committee from receiving White House records from his tenure Justice Clarence Thomas was the only dissenter.

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