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Jan. 6 committee may subpoena Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice

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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sits together with his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas while he waits to talk on the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, could possibly be forced to testify about her role within the riot on Jan. 6, based on Rep. Liz Cheney, who’s vice chair of the committee investigating the events surrounding the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, the Wyoming Republican said the committee is talking to the attorneys of Ginni Thomas and urging her to cooperate.

“We actually hope that she’s going to comply with are available in voluntarily, however the committee is fully prepared to contemplate a subpoena if she doesn’t,” Cheney said. “I hope it doesn’t get to that. I hope she’s going to are available in voluntarily.”

“It’s extremely vital for us to talk to her,” Cheney said.

Thomas is one in all many folks that the congressional committee has sought information from because it investigates the events of Jan. 6, 2021. Earlier this 12 months, NBC News and other outlets obtained a series of text messages that Thomas reportedly sent to former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows backing the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

Thomas reportedly encouraged Meadows to overturn President Joe Biden’s election victory.

When news outlets projected Biden because the winner of the election on Nov. 10, Thomas reportedly wrote to Meadows: “Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!…You’re the leader, with him, who’s standing for America’s constitutional governance on the precipice. The bulk knows Biden and the Left is attempting the best Heist of our History.”

Cheney and the remainder of the Jan. 6 committee have also tried to compel other people near Trump or with access to the White House to return forward and testify about that day’s events — in some cases, without success.

Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon was found guilty on Friday of two counts of contempt of Congress after a federal trial in Washington, D.C., after he refused to cooperate with the Jan. 6 committee’s subpoena.

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