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Clarence Thomas’s wife blasts ‘bogus’ retirement rumors

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The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is slamming reports that her husband is considering retirement.

In a Facebook post, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas called an article in the Washington Examiner “bogus.”

{mosads}“For all those contacting me about the possibility of my husband retiring, I say — unsubscribe from those false news sources and carry on with your busy lives.”

The Examiner reported Sunday that Thomas is “mulling retirement after the presidential election.”

The report, which cited anonymous sources, said the President George H. W. Bush appointee “has been considering retirement for awhile and never planned to stay until he died.”

“It is bogus,” Ginni Thomas wrote in all capital letters on her post before calling out the reporter by name. “Paul Bedard needs to find a phone in his life and unnamed sources are worth as much as their transparency is.”

She called the report “disgusting click bait by desperate people who want clicks” in the comment section.

Thomas is one of the court’s most conservative members. The court has been evenly split since conservative Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death in February.

Senate Republicans have held out on holding a confirmation hearing or vote on President Obama’s court nominee, Merrick Garland. 

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