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Ginni Thomas in Interview with House Committee

Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, participated in a voluntary interview with a House committee on January 6 (Thursday).

The committee had been requesting the interview for months to learn more about Thomas’s role in the campaign to help Donald Trump reverse Joe Biden’s election victory.

In the weeks following the election, she texted Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, and spoke with members of Congress in Arizona and Wisconsin.

When she went for the session or later when she took a quick break, Thomas remained silent. Thomas did tell reporters, though, that she was excited to answer questions from committee members.

One of the last items on the committee’s agenda as its work comes to a close was testimony from Thomas. In eight public meetings, the panel questioned and showed parts of the testimony of more than 1,000 witnesses.

Mark Paoletta, Thomas’s attorney, stated last week that Thomas was “ready to answer the committee’s inquiries to clear up any misunderstandings concerning her work related to the 2020 election.”

It’s unclear how much she contributed to the Capitol attack. Days after Biden was declared the winner of the election, Thomas sent an email to two Arizona congressmen pleading with them to select “a clean slate of electors” and “stay strong in the face of media and political pressure.”

Under the state’s open records law, the AP was able to get the emails earlier this year.

Thomas has claimed in interviews that she went to a pro-Trump gathering the morning of January 6, 2021, close to the White House, but left before Trump spoke and masses attacked the Capitol.

Thomas has insisted time and time again that there was no conflict of interest between her husband’s job and her political activity.

In March, Thomas told the Washington Free Beacon, “Like so many married pair, we share many of the same beliefs, principles, and hopes for America.”

“Yet, we each have our independent careers as well as unique views and viewpoints. I don’t talk to Clarence about his work, and I don’t include him in mine either.

When the supreme court decided in January to grant a congressional committee access to presidential diaries, visitor logs, speech draughts, and handwritten notes relating to the events of January 6, Justice Thomas was the lone opposing vote.

Ginni Thomas has publicly criticized the committee’s work, and she even signed a petition to House Republicans demanding the expulsion of Wyoming’s Liz Cheney and Illinois’ Adam Kinzinger for participating in the committee on January 6.


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