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Rep. Bennie Thompson Says It’s Time For Ginni Thomas To Talk To Jan. 6 Committee


Thus far, Ginni Thomas has avoided answering questions under oath about her involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

But that appears to be changing because of the reports of emails between Thomas and John Eastman, the lawyer who advised former President Donald Trump tips on how to fight the election results.

Previously, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol seemed hesitant to query Thomas, whose husband is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, however the emails recently obtained by the committee appear to be a tipping point, committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said Thursday.

“We predict it’s time that we, sooner or later, invite her to come back check with the committee,” Thompson said, in response to a tweet by Axios reporter Andrew Solender.

NEW: Jan. 6 Select Committee Chair Bennie Thompson says they’ll request testimony from Ginni Thomas in light of the Eastman emails.

“We predict it’s time that we, sooner or later, invite her to come back check with the committee.”

— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 16, 2022

Later Thursday, Thomas told the conservative website the Day by day Caller that she “can’t wait to clear up misconceptions” about her involvement.

Still, the existence of the emails — which was first reported by The Washington Post Wednesday —shows Thomas was more involved in attempting to reverse Trump’s election defeat than previously known.

It comes on the heels of stories that she also emailed greater than two dozen Republican state lawmakers in Arizona in her try to overturn the 2020 election.

Thomas has not commented on the emails, and the contents and timing of the exchanges has not been revealed. Despite her efforts, her husband has repeatedly refused to recuse himself from cases related to Jan. 6.

In actual fact, Clarence Thomas was the one justice to support Trump’s try to block the discharge of White House documents and communications sought by the House committee investigating his effort to overturn the election.

Not surprisingly, Twitter users had thoughts to share about Thompson’s statement suggesting Ginni Thomas could face a subpoena if she doesn’t voluntarily speak to the committee.

It might damage the J6 committee’s credibility NOT to hunt testimony from Ginni Thomas. Obviously the committee has obtained a great deal of evidence that Ginni facilitated the attempted coup. The only reason to not call her is because her husband is a justice. And that might be craven. https://t.co/vQcxCCzeq9

— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) June 16, 2022

Some people acknowledged the challenges facing the committee in regard to Ginni Thomas.

The committee is in a difficult spot here IMO. On the one hand, it really looks as if they should run this down. On the opposite, the clock is actually ticking down https://t.co/M162OzNzlP

— Quinta Jurecic (@qjurecic) June 16, 2022

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