Ginni Thomas is the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, but she’s so much more than a SCOTUS wife. She’s a political operative in her own right. And while you may think that may cause some conflicts given her husband’s job, lol — the Supreme Court really doesn’t have ethics rules, meaning he absolutely hears cases on matters she has been working on. Like the 2020 election.
Like a disturbing amount of the far right, Ginni Thomas was among those who refused to accept that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. And she worked her tail off trying to undo the democratic election of Joe Biden — super patriotic, btw. Ginni sent a series of text messages to Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief of Staff. She blasted Arizona representatives, begging them to overturn the results of the election. She corresponded with Coups 4 Dummies lawyer John Eastman. And she also pestered Wisconsin lawmakers over the election as well.
In the wake of the January 6th coup attempt, someone with that many fingers in that many pots post-election is ABSOLUTELY going to catch the attention of the January 6th Committee. But it’s been a bit of a cat and mouse game. They’re interested, she says yes, then backs away from the voluntary route.
But the will they/won’t they routine has finally been resolved! Last night, Ginni Thomas’s attorney Mark Paoletta confirmed she *will* be speaking with the Committee:
“As she has said from the outset, Mrs. Thomas is eager to answer the Committee’s questions to clear up any misconceptions about her work relating to the 2020 election. She looks forward to that opportunity.”
Can’t wait to see what gems she drops during her interview!
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