Virginia Thomas Pressed Mark Meadows to Overturn 2020 Election, Texts Show

Texts messages show Virginia Thomas, conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, used her connections to urge a key Trump administration official to block Joe Biden from taking the White House, according to The Washington Post.

The texts, obtained by the Post and CBS News, were among over 2,000 that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows provided the House committee investigating the January 6 attack. The 29 messages show Meadows was receptive to appeals from Thomas, who repeated conspiracy theories circulating in conservative circles following the election.

"Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!! ... You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America's constitutional governance at the precipice," Thomas wrote in a text on November 10, 2020, after media organizations projected Biden the winner of the race, according to the Post. "The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History."

Mark Meadows on White House Lawn
According to texts messages, Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, encouraged former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to block Joe Biden from taking the White House, according to The Washington Post. Above, Meadows walks along the South Lawn on October 30, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Meadows later that month wrote to Thomas, calling the dispute over the election results "a fight of good versus evil," according to the Post.

"Evil always looks like the victor until the King of Kings triumphs," said Meadows. "Do not grow weary in well doing. The fight continues. I have staked my career on it. Well at least my time in DC on it."

Then-President Donald Trump said he would take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court as he continued to push baseless claims that widespread voter fraud had robbed him of another term. The texts from Thomas do not mention her husband, reported the Post.

But the texts to Meadows, according to the Post, show that Thomas supported lawyer Sidney Powell leading Trump's legal efforts. Following the election, Powell faces potential disbarment and a defamation suit over her claims of election fraud.

Another text from Thomas included a passage claiming that: "Biden crime family & ballot fraud co-conspirators (elected officials, bureaucrats, social media censorship mongers, fake stream media reporters, etc) are being arrested & detained for ballot fraud right now & over coming days, & will be living in barges off GITMO to face military tribunals for sedition."

Thomas said in an interview published by The Washington Free Beacon this month that she did attend the rally that led up to the January 6 riot. But she said she did not help organize the event and left early. She also insisted her political activities and attendance at the rally were separate from her husband's work.

"Like so many married couples, we share many of the same ideals, principles, and aspirations for America," Thomas told the Beacon. "But we have our own separate careers, and our own ideas and opinions too. Clarence doesn't discuss his work with me, and I don't involve him in my work."

This month, lawyers for the House January 6 committee said in a court filing they have evidence that Trump and his associates engaged in a "criminal conspiracy" to prevent the certification of the 2020 election. Meadows has stopped cooperating with the committee.

Newsweek has reached out to Meadows for comment. Thomas could not be contacted for comment Thursday evening.