Virginia Thomas Agrees to Interview with Jan. 6 Committee

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The Facts

  • Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, a conservative activist and wife of SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to be interviewed by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots.

  • Having been vocal about her belief that the election was stolen from Trump, Thomas became a person of interest for the committee after communications between her and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows surfaced, as well as with Arizona and Wisconsin lawmakers.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

The committee’s great work has led to the Dept. of Justice investigation into Jan. 6 and several grand juries nationwide. Ginny Thomas had strong connections to plots to stop the election from being certified, so testifying before the committee might be her best chance to avoid criminal charges. She's a major piece of the puzzle to getting to the truth.

Pro-Trump narrative

Ginny Thomas is a public citizen who so far has only been proven to have exercised her legal right to question election results. Calling her before the committee seems more like a nefarious plot to attack SCOTUS – by getting her husband to recuse himself from related cases – than a legitimate part of this witchhunt of an investigation.

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