Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas could be subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 committee to discuss her role in advocating the annulment of the 2020 election results.
During an appearance Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., announced that the committee is in contact with Ginni Thomas’ attorney and will take necessary action if she refuses to meet.
“We certainly hope that she is willing to come voluntarily, but the committee is fully prepared to consider a subpoena if she does not. I hope it doesn’t come to that. I hope she comes voluntarily,” Cheney said.
“So it’s very important for us to speak to her and as I said I hope she will voluntarily agree but I’m sure we will consider a subpoena if she doesn’t.”
The committee believes Ginni Thomas could provide documents relevant to her investigation into the Capitol riots and has texts with former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows at the White House. In the talks, Ginni encourages Thomas Meadows to overturn the 2020 election results.
The committee also has email correspondence between Ginni Thomas and Trump’s campaign attorney, John Eastman.
Last month, in a letter to the House Selection Committee, Mark Paoletta, attorney for Ginni Thomas, said he “does not believe there is a sufficient basis to speak to his client at this time”.
News of Ginni Thomas’ possible subpoena comes after #ImpeachThomas became a hashtag on Twitter on Friday. Users had begun calling for the removal of Clarence Thomas as a Supreme Court Justice over his Roe v. Wade ruling and his wife’s connection to the Capitol attack.
There is also an online petition to impeach Thomas, detailing his Roe v. Wade is mentioned.
“Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — who sided with the majority to overthrow Roe — made clear what’s next: overturning Supreme Court decisions establishing gay rights and contraceptive rights,” it said in the petition.
The petition also mentions the actions of Ginni Thomas and accused the Supreme Court Justice of trying to cover up his wife’s “coup attempts”.
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was directly involved in efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
I just thought I should remind everyone.
– Robert Reich (@RBReich) July 22, 2022
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