Members of the January 6th House Select Committee are debating whether to demand that Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, cooperate with the inquiry, according to a new report from The Guardian.
Over the course of 29 text messages, Ginni Thomas pushed her ideas to Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to overturn the results of the 2020 election. A subpoena would mark one of the most aggressive steps taken by the panel if a request for cooperation is denied. The Select Committee could then demand cooperation from Thomas, seeking information on whether she knew about the scheme to have then vice-president Mike Pence stop the certification of Joe Biden’s win or plans for Trump supporters to descend on the Capitol January 6th. As of yet, the Committee has not publicly commented on whether or not Clarence Thomas was aware of the messages or the plan, nor have they announced plans to seek his cooperation as well.
While some see Ginni Thomas as a minor player in the January 6th coup attempt–she was dismissed by Trump as being “annoying” and didn’t quite break into his inner circles as easily as she wanted–her connection to the Supreme Court while participating in Trump’s plan is seen by others as unforgivable, with social media users calling for Clarence Thomas to resign or be impeached.
New questions are being raised regarding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife Ginni Thomas, and her effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election after text messages between her and former President Trump’s chief of staff were released. pic.twitter.com/rOkZaz4goK
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) March 26, 2022
I know I’m not the only one thinking Ginny Thomas’s texts to Mark Meadows is just the tip of the Clarence Thomas iceberg.
— Christopher Webb 🇺🇸 (@cwebbonline) March 26, 2022
Read the full report on The Guardian’s site.