To the editor:
One of Joseph Biden’s biggest mistakes when he was a U.S. senator was his vote to confirm the appointment of Clarence Thomas by President George H.W. Bush to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Something few people may still recall is that Virginia Thomas, the wife of Justice Thomas, had the nerve to call his chief adverse witness at his senate hearings — Black law professor Anita Hill — and castigate her for testifying against her husband.
Mrs. Thomas is back in the news now. Apparently, she had been on a crusade for insurrection or treason by urging officials of the former Trump administration to disregard the certification of Biden as president. In effect, she was urging people in a defeated president’s administration to ignore due process and carry out a putsch like the one Hitler went to jail for attempting in the 1920s.
Let us see how those Republican senators who behaved with such outrage against the current Biden nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, react to this revelation.
Justice and Mrs. Thomas also should be subpoenaed to testify before the Jan. 6 House committee. They should be called upon to testify under oath as to when he first learned of her approaches to Trump aides to resist Biden being recognized as president, whether he rebuked her for contacting Anita Hill, or for her recent contacts with Trump aides to resist recognizing Mr. Biden’s election.