Ginni Thomas WILL speak with January 6 panel: Wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reached a deal to be interviewed by the committee in coming weeks
- Ginni Thomas agreed to an interview with the Jan. 6 panel, her lawyer confirmed
- Thomas is married to conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
- Panel became interested in her testimony after it uncovered messages between Donald Trump’s election lawyer as well as former chief of staff Mark Meadows
- The committee will hold its next hearing on September 28 after a series of public hearings earlier this summer spanning June and July
Ginni Thomas (pictured) has reached a deal to be interviewed by the January 6 committee, a new report revealed Wednesday evening
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife Ginni Thomas has agreed to speak with the January 6 committee, a new report reveals.
The House panel probing last year’s Capitol attack has come to an agreement with Thomas after months of speculation over whether she would comply with the Democrat select committee.
Thomas voluntarily came forward to be interviewed by the panel in coming weeks, her attorney Mark Paoletta confirmed in a statement to CNN.
The panel said it wanted to speak with Thomas after it was revealed the committee members were in possession of email correspondence between her and Donald Trump’s election attorney John Eastman.
They also had text messages between Thomas and Mark Meadows, who at the time of the exchange of messages was Chief of Staff to Trump. These messages showed Thomas urging Meadows to continue the fight to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Thomas is married to conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
Thomas is the wife of one of the most conservative justices on the Supreme Court, who was nominated by President George H. W. Bush, and is an attorney and conservative activist.
‘As she has said from the outset, Mrs. Thomas is eager to answer the Committee’s questions to clear up any misconceptions about her work relating to the 2020 election. She looks forward to that opportunity,’ Paoletta said in his statement on her impending interview with the panel.
Initially, the news of the panel wanting to speak with Thomas came shortly after a controversial Supreme Court ruling that saw the overturn of landmark ruling Roe v. Wade, which led to a federal-level ability for all women to get an abortion.
At the time, Paoletta noted it had been a ‘particularly stressful time’ for the Thomases just days after the ruling, which led to threats and protests outside the homes of conservative justices.
The lawyer said the couple was ‘subjected to an avalanche of death threats and other abuse by the unprecedented assault on the conservative Supreme Court Justices and their families.’
The January 6 panel will hold its next hearing on September 28 after taking a break following a series of public hearings in June and July
He also previously insisted that none of Thomas’ exchanges with Meadows about the 2020 elections were ‘unethical, much less illegal, and none of it suggests that Mrs. Thomas had even the slightest role in the January 6th attack on the Capitol, or even has any information about the attack.’
The select committee probing the January 6, 2021 Capitol attack alluded this summer that they would hold more hearings this month. The next hearing, after the series in June and July, will take place on Wednesday, September 28.
While all nine members of the panel were appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, making the investigation very one-sided, there are two members who are Republicans – although they have been shunned by the GOP.
Representative Liz Cheney from Wyoming lost her House Republican Conference Chairwoman post, was censured by the GOP in her home state and recently lost her primary race against Trump-backed Harriet Hageman.
Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger, who along with Cheney voted for Trump’s impeachment for the January 6 attack, decided not to run for reelection in the 2022 midterms.