Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the spouse of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, will be interviewed by the House committee probing the Capitol insurgency on Jan 6, 2021, according to the panel’s chairman.
Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist, spoke with persons in President Donald Trump’s orbit both before and during the incident, when hundreds of Trump supporters rushed the Capitol and disrupted the certification of Joe Biden’s victory.
The Panel Has Always Been Interested In Ginni Thomas
After investigators uncovered evidence on Thomas — known as Ginni — in communications, they got linked to one of Trump’s attorneys, John Eastman, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the panel’s Democratic chairman, said it is “time for her to come talk” before the committee.
Eastman was counseling Trump in the weeks and days leading up to the attack, as the president pressed Vice President Mike Pence to oppose or postpone Biden’s certification, which was set to take place on January 6.
Thompson did not provide an interview time or timetable. He said that her name may come up during the panel’s hearings, which will take place in June. The Washington Post was the first to report on the emails between Eastman and Ginni Thomas.
This isn’t the first occasion that members of the panel have shown an interest in speaking with Ginni Thomas. Members of the committee stated in March that they were contemplating summoning her to testify over text conversations she exchanged with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on the day of the attack. However, she has yet to speak before the panel.
The Supreme Court’s ruling authorizing the Jan. 6 committee to collect Trump papers stored by the National Archives and Records Administration was turned down by Justice Thomas, who was the only member of the court to vote against it. The committee was granted access to the documents by the court in January.