Now that we know Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was actively involved in trying to have the 2020 presidential election overturned by pressing lawmakers in Arizona to appoint a slate of fake electors who would hand the state to Donald Trump, questions are being raised about whether or not Ms. Thomas should be subpoenaed by the House Select Committee investigating that January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection.
According to The Washington Post, Ginni Thomas did much more than just talk to her husband in the days after it became clear Joe Biden would be the next president:
Just days after media organizations called the race for Biden in Arizona and nationwide, Thomas urged the lawmakers to “stand strong in the face of political and media pressure.” She told the lawmakers that the responsibility to choose electors was “yours and yours alone” and said they had “power to fight back against fraud.”
Thomas sent the messages via an online platform designed to make it easy to send prewritten form emails to multiple elected officials, according to a review of the emails, obtained under the state’s public-records law.
The messages show that Thomas, a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, was more deeply involved in the effort to overturn Biden’s win than has been previously reported. In sending the emails, Thomas played a role in the extraordinary scheme to keep Trump in office by substituting the will of legislatures for the will of voters.
That report led former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance to say Saturday during an appearance on MSNBC that Ms. Thomas should indeed be served a subpoena by the Jan. 6 committee:
“If Ginni Thomas was anyone else with the sort of knowledge she’s displayed on multiple issues, investigators would sit down and have a chat with her, not necessarily that she’s a target for investigation, but they would want to know what she knows. And most importantly, here, is this incredible coincidence that she’s out pushing this same scheme that we know ultimately comes to fruition among those closest to Trump, this scheme to create blank slates of electors. Electors who aren’t the choice of the people, who instead are pansies for the former president. People who are supposed to go in and do his work for him.
“That’s a little bit too close for comfort, that coincidence. So that warrants further investigation.”
Ginni Thomas should be compelled to testify under oath, and it would be even better if she had to do so during the committee’s public hearings, which begin early next month.