Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has generated controversy with her use of of social media to spread far-right rhetoric.
CNN and The Washington Post published separate reports in recent days highlighting Thomas's use of social media. She has in recent months shared posts on Facebook alleging Democrats committed voter fraud, claiming survivors of a mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school are a threat to the country, and that Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanCheney reveals GOP's Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel's ranking member Garland defends school board memo from GOP 'snitch line' attacks Fight breaks out between Jordan, Nadler over rules about showing video at Garland hearing MORE (R-Ohio) was the subject of "false accusations" because he "threatens the elite."
Thomas previously founded Liberty Central, a nonprofit conservative advocacy group.
The Post reported that Thomas's spread of baseless claims and conservative commentary has generated criticism from some who worry she is further politicizing the Supreme Court.
Deborah L. Rhode, a law professor and scholar of legal ethics at Stanford University, told the news outlet that "members of the Supreme Court and their families need to think about ways that their public conduct can affect popular trust."
Thomas's defenders told the Post that she has a right to share her views, and have said they know her as a strong and patriotic woman.
Thomas did not respond to interview requests for the Post and was not interviewed by CNN.
The Hill has reached out to the Supreme Court for comment.
Clarence Thomas is the lone African-American judge on the Supreme Court. In a conversation with his wife earlier this year that was recorded for The Daily Caller, the justice said he strives to be independent.