The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, uprising on the United States Capitol by extremist supporters of then-President Donald Trump plans to request an interview with Virginia ThomasUnited States Supreme Court Justice’s wife Clarence Thomasaccording to a new report.
Yesterday, Adam Kinzingerone of two Republican members of the committee, had sworn the panel would “get to the bottom” of events surrounding the 2021 uprising, but declined to reveal whether he intended to interview conservative activist Virginia” Ginni” Thomas on reports that she was urging then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to do everything possible to undo Trump’s election defeat.
Kinzinger did, however, hint that it would be a topic of conversation on the panel this week and moments ago The Washington Post reported that the committee would indeed ask to speak to Thomas, citing a source familiar with the investigation as confirming a previous report to this effect. by CNN.
Speaking on CBS yesterday morning, Kinzinger refused to confirm or deny the existence of text messages that Ginni Thomas allegedly exchanged with Meadows, although he did not dispute the Post and CBS joint revelation last week. that they had obtained copies of these messages from materials. submitted to the congressional committee by Meadows.
Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the House Select Committee investigating the events surrounding January 6, 2021, said of the witnesses called to testify before the committee, “We’ll call who we need to call.”
He added: “Was there an effort to overturn the legitimate US election? What is January 6 compared to that? And what is the rot in our system that led to this and does it still exist today?… We’ll get to the bottom of this.
He did not specify whether this “rot” extended to the highest court in the land.
Thomas and her husband are right-wing political darlings who have described themselves as “one being – an amalgamation,” according to The New York Times.
Amid the latest reports, Judge Thomas is now facing calls to recuse himself from any cases surrounding the 2020 presidential election, the insurgency and potentially the 2024 presidential election, should Trump run for re-election.
Also yesterday, the Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, chair of the Senate Rules Committee and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which questions Supreme Court nominees, demanded that Clarence Thomas be removed from all matters surrounding the 2020 presidential election, the insurgency and potentially the 2024 presidential election, should Trump run for re-election..
“It’s amazing,” Klobuchar told ABC’s This Week yesterday. “You have the wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice who is arguing for an insurrection, who is arguing for the annulment of a legal election, to the incumbent president’s chief of staff. And she also knows that this election, these cases, is going to come before her husband. This is a textbook case for subtracting him, challenging him, from these decisions.
The 29 reported exchanges between Ginni Thomas and Meadows reveal how the wife of one of the nation’s top legal minds spread QAnon conspiracy theory-related misinformation and other inaccurate arguments during the tumultuous days following the November 2020 election when the right claimed Democrat Joe Biden had not won.
Even as Trump strategized to undo his defeat in court, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas” spread false theories, commented on cable news segments, and urged urgently and fervently that the president and his team take action. to reverse the election result,” the Post reported.
He reports that she wrote to Meadows: “Help this great president stand firm, Mark!!!…You are the leader, with him, who defends America’s constitutional governance at the edge of the precipice.” Most know that Biden and the left are attempting the biggest heist in our history. »