Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Who is Ginni Thomas and why is she important for the January 6 hearings?

The House Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 uprising at the U.S. Capitol invited Ginni Thomas to speak before the panel.

LOOK: January 6 Committee examines how Trump put pressure on Pence to overthrow the 2020 election

Thomas is a Conservative activist, lawyer and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She participated in efforts to overthrow the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

The January 6 committee obtained emails between Thomas and John Eastman, a legal adviser to former President Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported, citing people “involved in the committee’s investigation.” Eastman has argued that Pence has the authority to send Joe Biden’s voters back to the states and reject the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Pence rejected the theory, according to information provided by the House committee, but still received pressure from Trump and Eastman to reverse the election.

Thomas sent an email to Arizona state lawmakers asking them to “stand strong in the midst of political and media pressure” and “take action to ensure a clean slate of voters is elected.” according to a report by the Washington Post. Biden won Arizona in the 2020 election.

Thomas also sent messages to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about attempts to reverse the election results, according to reports by the Post and CBS News.

On Thursday, after the House Committee’s latest hearing, chairperson Bennie Thompson told reporters that “we for Ms. Thomas sent a letter ”in which they invited her to speak to them.

Thomas told The Daily Caller, a conservative newspaper, that she “can not wait to clear up misconceptions. I look forward to talking to them. ”

For more information on the key players in the January 6 committee hearings, click here.

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