(FreedomBeacon.com)- The Supreme court was mysteriously close-lipped about the status of Justice Clarence Thomas after the 73-year-old was admitted into the hospital on March 18th.
He was experiencing flu-like symptoms. An examination ruled out Covid but uncovered an infection. Thomas received intravenous antibiotics, which reportedly “abated his illness.” But, oddly, he remained in the hospital for longer than anticipated with no updates from the court’s spokeswoman, Patricia McCabe.
After much speculation and many whispers, Thomas was released from Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington early Friday.
The health and well-being of a supreme court justice get a lot of attention and scrutiny, mainly if the party in power differs from the political leanings of the judge in question. Morbidly, the buzz is about the possibility of getting to replace a jurist that would be more sympathetic to your party’s agenda.
Thomas is perhaps the most conservative of the nine justices serving on the bench. The Biden administration would love to get a second nomination on the heels of the current pick, Judge Katenji Brown Jackson, who is in the midst of her nomination process, replacing the retiring Justice Breyer.
Thomas’s wife, Ginni, is in the news, coming under scrutiny, herself, for mentioning that she attended the January 6th rally held by President Trump at the White House. Some of the crowd walked to the Capitol, trespassed. Some protestors vandalized, broke into some offices, and stole property.
The people were “mostly peaceful,” but the U.S. Capitol policeman, Lt. Michael Byrd, shot and killed the unarmed protestor Ashli Babbitt as she attempted to access a hallway by climbing through a broken window in a door.
The House committee investigating the unarmed “insurrection” on the Capitol procured text messages between the White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Justice Thomas’s wife, Ginni, talking about keeping Trump in office, NBC News reports.
One of the purported texts read, “the 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.”
Those claims did not come to pass.