Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said she is looking forward to speaking with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Thomas was responding to comments the chairman of the committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), made to Axios earlier on Thursday about wanting to hear from her hours after the Washington Post reported that the committee had obtained emails between Thomas and Trump campaign attorney, John Eastman.
Eastman drafted then circulated a memo outlining how Vice-President Mike Pence could overturn the results of the election in Congress on Jan. 6.
“I can’t wait to clear up misconceptions. I look forward to talking to them,” Thomas told the Daily Caller.
Thompson told reporters on Thursday that the committee would send an invite to Thomas “at some point” in the next few weeks.
Thomas’ role in efforts to overturn the election has raised questions about whether her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, should recuse himself from cases relating to Jan. 6.
Ginni Thomas attended Donald Trump’s ‘Stop the Steal’ rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. Before that, text messages revealed that she was encouraging then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to explore measures to overturn the election. She also emailed 29 state lawmakers in Arizona in an attempt to overturn President Biden’s win in the state.
Justice Thomas was the lone dissenting vote when the Supreme Court rejected Trump’s request to block the release of White House records sought by the Jan. 6 committee in January.