Virginia Thomas stepping down as head of “Tea Party” Liberty Central

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, November 15th, 2010 — 3:11 pm

Clarence and Virginia Thomas 300x279 Virginia Thomas stepping down as head of Liberty Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is stepping down as the President and CEO of Liberty Central, a conservative organization she founded last year, according to a published report.

“She’ll take a back seat so that Liberty Central can continue with its mission without any of the distractions,” Caitlin Carroll, a spokeswoman for the group, told the Washington Post on Monday. “After discussing it with the board, Mrs. Thomas determined that it was best for the organization.”

Thomas founded the organization in November of 2009 to protect the “core founding principles” of “limited government, personal responsibility, individual liberty, free enterprise, and national security.”

She recently attracted the attention of the media after calling Anita Hill, a lawyer who accused Justice Thomas of sexual harassment during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings, and asking for her to apologize for her testimony.

“Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas,” said the message. “I just want to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometimes and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband.”…

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