Ginny Thomas to testify before Jan 6 committee: CNN
- Ginny Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, will testify before the January 6 panel, per CNN.
- Text and email had previously shown how Thomas advocated a reversal of the 2020 election result.
- The House committee also plans to hold a public hearing on September 28.
Virginia “Ginny” Thomas, a conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, agreed to be interviewed by the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, according to CNN.
A date for the meeting was not specified, but CNN reported it would take place in the coming weeks. The January 6 panel is also scheduled to have a public hearing on September 28.
Ginny Thomas’ involvement in efforts to reverse the 2020 election came under question when a series of text messages and emails to one of Trump’s top aides and state officials surfaced in the media.
In March, The Washington Post reported on text messages Ginny Thomas wrote to Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows.
After it was clear that Joe Biden was the president-elect, on November 10, Ginny Thomas texted Meadows: “Help this great president persevere, Mark!!!… you are the leader, with him, Those who stand America’s constitutional rule is at its peak. The majority know Biden and the Left is attempting the biggest theft in our history.”
Ginny Thomas also sent Meadows a link to a YouTube video claiming election fraud, titled, “Trump Sting W CIA Director Steve Pizenick, Biggest Election Story in History, QFS-Blockchain.”
In a follow-up text, she wrote: “I hope it’s true; never heard of anything like this before, or even a hint of it. Possible???”
A few months after The Washington Post reported, the publication further revealed that Ginny Thomas also emailed Arizona lawmakers a few days after the 2020 election, asking them to “do their constitutional duty” and “a clean sweep of electors” for the state. Slate”.
“Article II of the United States Constitution gives you a formidable responsibility: to elect the voters of our state,” Thomas wrote in the email.
The revelation of the texts and emails also immediately raised questions about potential conflicts of interest for Justice Clarence Thomas, particularly for any matters that may come to the fore in relation to the January 6 riots.
Rep. Adam Schiff said in June that associate justices should not be involved in any matters related to the Capitol attack or attempts to reverse the 2020 vote.
“Justice Thomas, even to avoid being unreasonable, should have nothing to do with any matter relating to January 6, particularly in relation to our investigation,” Schiff said.
A lawyer for Ginny Thomas did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.