Ginni Thomas, wife of Clarence, will speak to Jan. 6 committee
Ginni Thomas, the staunch Trump ally and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to meet with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol.
The interview will occur in the coming weeks, CNN reported, adding that Thomas’ attorney Mark Paoletta confirmed the deal.
“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,” Paoletta was quoted as saying. “She looks forward to that opportunity.”
Thomas, 65, had been engaged in a back-and-forth negotiation with committee members over testifying. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, one of two Republicans on the panel, suggested in July that Thomas could be subpoenaed.
In March 2022, Ginni Thomas admitted that she was at former President Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, but said she didn’t join the crowd that stormed the Capitol building — an attack that led to the president’s second impeachment, and the focus of the House panel’s current investigation.
Clarence Thomas was the only member of the court to vote against allowing the Jan. 6 committee to gain access to Trump’s White House records, which included text messages from his wife to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
In some of the messages, Ginni Thomas urged Meadows to continue working on Trump’s push to illegally remain in office.
The Thomases have claimed that the wife’s work has no influence on the justice’s actions on the Supreme Court.