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Clarence Thomas’ wife hired ex-Turning Point USA staffer who once said ‘I hate blacks’: report

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The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has reportedly hired a former Turning Point USA staffer who left the conservative organization after reports emerged that she once sent a text saying “I hate blacks.” 

Thomas’s wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, has reportedly hired ex-TPUSA staffer Crystal Clanton, Mediaite first reported.

Clanton’s comments became public last year when The New Yorker obtained and published screenshots of text messages sent by Clanton to another TPUSA employee. “I HATE BLACK PEOPLE. Like fuck them all . . . I hate blacks. End of story,” Clanton wrote, according to The New Yorker.

{mosads}Clanton, at the time, told the New Yorker that she had “no recollection” of the messages.

“I have no recollection of these messages and they do not reflect what I believe or who I am and the same was true when I was a teenager,” she said in a statement to the magazine.

Thomas has reportedly hired Clanton to assist her with right-wing media projects, Mediaite reported.

Thomas, whose husband is the only African-American Supreme Court justice, is a columnist for The Daily Caller and currently serves on TPUSA’s advisory board. She also founded the conservative advocacy group, Liberty Central, whose mission was to fight the “hard-left agenda,” according to the outlet. 

Clanton stepped down from her position as second-in-command at TPUSA when her text messages became public. Mediaite reported that Clanton has continued to post culturally insensitive comments on Snapchat, including remarks like “a bacon a day keeps the Islams away” and “Ramadan bombathon,” and recently posted a photo of a man, who appears to be Arab, with the caption, “Just thinking about ways to do another 9/11,” according to a photo obtained by the outlet. 

Photos obtained by Mediaite reveal Clanton has accompanied Thomas to numerous conferences and events, even posing for photos at the Thomas’s home in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

Clanton, Ginni Thomas and Clarence Thomas declined to comment for Mediaite’s report.

TPUSA has long faced accusations of racism within its ranks. A HuffPost report earlier this year uncovered dozens of controversial social media posts from former and current staffers, which included use of the “n-word” and anti-Semitic and anti-Islam comments.

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