According to Law&Crime, Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was heavily criticized earlier this year for supporting the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C., that resulted in a pro-Trump mob storming the U.S. Capitol.
On Jan. 8, her Facebook page — home to posts that supported and promoted the rally — suddenly went missing.
It is unclear whether those specific messages were deleted, whether her overall profile was deleted, whether she simply changed the privacy settings for her social media account or whether Facebook itself took down Thomas’s page.
Before the page was taken down, Law&Crime documented Thomas’ posts about the rally.
“Watch MAGA crowd today best with Right Side Broadcasting,” she wrote in a Facebook post containing a link to a livestream of the rally on January 6, “and then C-Span for what the Congress does starting at 1:00 pm today. LOVE MAGA people!!!!”
“GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU STANDING UP or PRAYING,” Thomas added in a second post.
After the “MAGA crowd” turned violent and overtook the U.S. Capitol Complex on Wednesday, however, Thomas has kept her posting to a minimum–only chiming in to edit her two status updates with the following: “[Note: written before violence in US Capitol]” and “[Note: written before the violence in the US Capitol].”
Law&Crime reported that the change in Thomas’ Facebook page status came after screenshots of her posts shared by Slate legal writer Mark Joseph Stern went viral.
The report also noted that Thomas has long been active in far-right circles, promoting conspiracy theories and supporting Trump.