Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, took to Facebook to call a Washington Examiner report that said her husband was planning to retire after the election “bogus” and “disgusting.”
“IT. IS. BOGUS!” Thomas said on her Facebook page of the report by Washington Examiner gossip columnist Paul Bedard.
“Paul Bedard needs to find a phone in his life and unnamed sources are worth as much as their transparency is,” she said.
The Examiner story, published Sunday morning, alleged that Thomas was “mulling” stepping down from the bench after November’s election. It cited only unnamed “court watchers” and pointed out that if Thomas did retire in the months to come, that would give the next president the opportunity to swing the direction of the court.
“If it’s Hillary Clinton, then she would get the chance to flip two Republican seats, giving the liberals a 6-3 majority,” the Examiner story said.
The judge’s wife is a conservative activist and founder of the consulting firm Liberty Central, while also writing for The Daily Caller.
Thomas urged those who reached out to her about her husband’s possible retirement to “unsubscribe from those false news sources and carry on with your busy lives.”
“Distracting Click-Bait by desperate people who want clicks,” she said.