Over the weekend, it was rumored that conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been thinking about retiring after President Obama’s 2nd term in the White House.
With the Supreme Court already divided, Thomas is a much-needed conservative voice. His decisions could mean the difference on key issues about guns, liberty, and other major issues.
But now we can confirm, the rumor was false! Justice Thomas’ wife announced on Facebook that the reports were “bogus.” Liberals can’t be happy about this!
Thomas, appointed by former President George H.W. Bush and approved by the Senate after a bitter confirmation, has been considering retirement for a while and never planned to stay until he died, they said. He likes to spend summers in his RV with his wife.
Ginni Thomas, the justice’s wife, dismissed the retirement talk as “bogus” in a Facebook post.
“For all those who are contacting me about the possibility of my husband retiring, I say — unsubscribe from those false news sources and carry on with your busy lives” she wrote. “IT. IS. BOGUS! Paul Bedard needs to find a phone in his life and unnamed sources are worth as much as their transparency is,” she added.
That would be good news for conservatives because his retirement would have a substantial impact on control of the court. The next president is expected to immediately replace the seat opened by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, providing a one-vote edge in the court that is currently divided 4-4.
In today’s political climate, it’s unimaginable to think another principled conservative would be appointed to the court. Many liberal news websites are still promoting the rumor because they wan’t it to be true. But Justice Thomas’ wife would know the truth better than anyone.
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