Who is Ginni Thomas and how is she related to the Jan. 6 attack of the US Capitol?
Thomas is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and she has links to the Trump camp during the events of January 6.
Thursday sees the third hearing in the Senate January 6 committee. So far, the committee has heard testimony from police at the scene as well as Donald Trump-linked politicians about events on the day. This week the panel will give in depth detail of Trump’s direct efforts to “corrupt the Department of Justice and his detailed planning with lawyer John Eastman to pressure the vice president, state legislatures, state officials and others to overturn the election,” Rep. Liz Cheney said.
Involved in this is Virginia ‘Ginni’ Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She had email correspondence with Eastman during the events. Furthermore, she was in regular contact with then-Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows between Election Day and January 6 telling him to overturn the election results.
She has not been subpoenaed as a part of the investigation, but there has been some consideration from the committee on whether to use this measure.
“The committee won’t be shy about seeking additional information from people that have information relevant to the investigation,” Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in response to a question about adding Thomas to the committee’s hearings.
What rike dies Justice Clarence Thomas have to do with the January 6 riot?
Clarence Thomas was first brought into the Supreme Court during the presidenct of George H.W. Bush back in the 1990s. He has continuously voted against the other justices by voting in support of plans that would echo Donald Trump’s line of a stolen election.
This includes an opinion in February 2021 in which Thomas penned, “We are fortunate that many of the cases we have seen alleged only improper rule changes, not fraud. But that observation provides only small comfort. An election free from strong evidence of systemic fraud is not alone sufficient for election confidence.”
No other justice supported this.
He had also dissented in a decision to release documents from the National Archives to the January 6 committee that relate to events on January 6.